Front office 5-on-5: draft review
Insider's former NBA front-office members debate draft winners, losers, more
Continuing our new NBA Front Office franchise, Tom Penn (general manager), George Karl (head coach), Chad Ford (assistant GM), Amin Elhassan (scouting director) and Kevin Pelton (analytics director) simulate a conversation that an actual front office might have. Today they weigh in on the draft, offering up their biggest winners and losers, riskiest picks, biggest steals and best players who went undrafted. Join the conversation at #NBAFrontOffice!
1. Which team or player was the biggest winner of the draft?
Tom Penn: I love what Chicago did in acquiring Doug McDermott. They took the No. 16 and No. 19 picks and moved up to get a player who immediately can put up points and make an impact. He can help with scoring droughts. And he fits the Bulls' culture perfectly.
George Karl: The Bucks have gotten more in tune with where they need to be. They made a step forward at the end of this past season, and they continued that into the draft by picking Parker and doing well in the second round (Damien Inglis and Johnny O'Bryant). Right now I would say Milwaukee is putting itself in a place where it can make vast improvements. Parker is going to play right away, put up numbers and have big games.
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