Commentary

How has your team done in the NBA Draft?

Updated: June 27, 2005, 5:01 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
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Some teams seem to have a knack for the NBA draft, while others appear completely clueless. For instance, based on recent history, we know that the likelihood of San Antonio's pick turning out decent is far greater than that of, say, Toronto.

But has San Antonio been the best at the draft, or have other teams been better? And is Toronto the worst, or have other teams botched their drafts even more?

To analyze this, we need a system to rate how the teams have fared recently. With considerable help from Insider's Chad Ford, I developed a points-based system to rate every team's choice over the past 10 years. Then I used the average score for each team's draft choices to rate the quality of their drafts from 1 through 30.