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NBA GM Rankings
GMRating
Sam Presti (OKC)2.79
Geoff Petrie (SAC)2.58
Billy King (BKN)2.42
Danny Ainge (BOS)2.38
Danny Ferry (ATL)2.38
Rod Higgins (CHA)2.07
Bryan O'Connor (UTA)2.06
Daryl Morey (HOU)2.05
Larry Bird (IND)1.92
Bryan Colangelo (TOR)1.73
Mitch Kupchak (LAL)1.68
Ernie Grunfeld (WAS)1.65
R.C. Buford (SA)1.59
Joe Dumars (DET)1.50
John Hammond (MIL)1.36
Pat Riley (MIA)1.28
Glen Grunwald (NY)1.27
Donnie Nelson (DAL)1.15
Rod Thorn (PHI)1.02
Chris Wallace (MEM)0.95
David Kahn (MIN)0.50
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GMRating
Chris Grant (CLE)6
Gar Forman (CHI)4.5
Masai Ujiri (DEN)3
Neil Olshey (POR)1
Bob Meyers (GS)N/A
Dell Demps (NO)N/A
Rob Hennigan (ORL)N/A
Lon Babby (PHO)N/A
Clippers (vacant)N/A

NBA
Chicago Bulls
GM: Gar Forman
Forman, a former college assistant who has spent more than a decade in the organization, moved into the GM role in May 2009.


Total: 9 points
Points per pick: 4.5
Total drafts: 3
Total picks: 4 (2 incomplete)
Average pick: 23.75
Number of first-rounders: 4
Number of lottery picks: 7
Best pick: Taj Gibson (No. 26 in 2009)
Worst pick: N/A

2011
Nikola Mirotic (23) - Inc.
Jimmy Butler (30) - Inc.

2010
None

2009
James Johnson (16) - 4 points (quality reserve)
Taj Gibson (26) - 5 points (quality reserve)



NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers
GM: Chris Grant
A former power forward at the University of San Diego, Grant was the assistant GM from 2005-10 before replacing Danny Ferry as the general manager. Grant was also with the Hawks for nine years in various roles. 

Total: 6 points
Points per pick: 6.0
Total drafts: 2
Total picks: 3 (1 incomplete)
Average pick: 19.7
Number of first-rounders: 2
Number of lottery picks: 2
Best pick: Kyrie Irving (No. 1 in 2011)
Worst pick: N/A

2011
Kyrie Irving (1) - 6 points (starter/occasional all-star)
Tristan Thompson (4) - Inc.
Milan Macvan (54) - 0

2010
None



NBA
Detroit Pistons
President of basketball operations: Joe Dumars
Former Pistons star became the president of basketball operations for the franchise in 2000.


Total: 42 points
Points per pick: 1.5
Total Drafts: 12
Total picks: 28 (1 incomplete)
Average pick: 35
Number of first-rounders: 11
Number of lottery picks: 4
Best pick: Tayshaun Prince (No. 23 in 2002)
Worst pick: Darko Milicic (No. 2 in 2003)

2011
Brandon Knight (8) - 3.5 points (solid starter)
Kyle Singler (33) - Inc.
Vernon Macklin (52) - 0

2010
Greg Monroe (7) - 5 points (solid starter)
Terico White (36) - 0

2009
Austin Daye (15) - minus-1 (bench)
DaJuan Summers (35) - 0
Jonas Jerebko (39) - 5 points (rotation/quality reserve)

2008
Walter Sharpe (32) - minus-1 (overseas)
Trent Plaisted (46) - 0
Deron Washington (59) - 0

2007
Rodney Stuckey (15) - 5.5 points (solid starter)
Arron Afflalo (27) - 6 points (solid starter)
Sammy Mejia (57) - 0

2006
Cheick Samb (51) - 0
Will Blalock (60) - 0

2005
Jason Maxiell (26) - 3.5 points (rotation/quality reserve)
Amir Johnson (56) - 6 points (quality reserve)
Alex Acker (60) - 0

2004
Rickey Paulding (54) - 0

2003
Darko Milicic (2) - minus-4 (bench/rotation)
Carlos Delfino (25) - 5 points (quality reserve)
Andreas Glyniadakis (58) - 0

2002
Tayshaun Prince (23) - 6 points (solid starter)

2001
Rodney White (9) - minus-4 (bench/overseas)
Mehmet Okur (38) - 6 points (quality reserve)

2000
Mateen Cleaves (14) - minus-3 (bench)
Brian Cardinal (44) - 3.5 points (bench)



NBA
Indiana Pacers
President of basketball operations: Larry Bird
One of the all-time greats as a player for the Celtics, Bird coached the Pacers for three seasons (1997-2000) and returned as the team's president of basketball operations in 2003.


Total: 25 points
Points per pick: 1.92
Total drafts: 8
Total picks: 13
Average picks: 29.9
Number of first-rounders: 7
Number of lottery picks: 3
Best pick: Danny Granger (No. 17 in 2005)
Worst pick: Shawne Williams (No. 17 in 2006)


2011
None

2010
Paul George (10) - 4.5 points (solid starter)
Lance Stephenson (40) - 2.5 points (bench)
Magnum Rolle (51) - 0

2009
Tyler Hansbrough (13) - 1.5 points (rotation/quality reserve)
A.J. Price (52) - 3.5 points (bench)

2008
Brandon Rush (13) - 2 points (rotation/quality reserve)
Roy Hibbert (17) - 6.5 points (solid starter)

2007
Stanko Barac (39) - 0

2006
Shawne Williams (17) - 1 point (rotation)
James White (31) - minus-1 (overseas)

2005
Danny Granger (17) - 7.5 points (occasional all-star)

2004
David Harrison (29) - minus-3 (overseas)
Rashad Wright (59) - 0


NBA
Milwaukee Bucks
GM: John Hammond
A former NBA and college assistant coach, Hammond was the assistant general manager with the Pistons before succeeding Larry Harris as the Bucks GM in 2008.


Total: 9.5 points
Points per pick: 1.36
Total drafts: 4
Total picks: 9 (2 incomplete)
Average pick: 28.2
Number of first-rounders: 4
Number of lottery picks: 2
Best pick: Luc Mbah a Moute (No. 37 in 2008)
Worst pick: Joe Alexander (No. 8 in 2008)


2011
Tobias Harris (19) - Inc.
Jon Leuer (40) - Inc.

2010
Larry Sanders (15) - minus-1 (bench)
Darington Hobson (37) - 0
Tiny Gallon (47) - 0

2009
Brandon Jennings (10) - 4.5 points (starter)
Jodie Meeks (41) - 6 points (quality reserve)

2008
Joe Alexander (8) - minus-6 (overseas)
Luc Mbah a Moute (37) - 6 points (quality reserve)


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