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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
Denver Nuggets
GM: Masai Ujiri
The Nigerian native played at Bismarck State College and spent six years playing professionally in Europe. Broke into the league as a scout, then became the Raptors' assistant GM in 2008 before getting the job with Denver in 2010.

Total: 6 points
Points per pick: 3
Total drafts: 1
Total picks: 3 (1 incomplete)
Average pick: 34.7
Number of first-rounders: 2
Number of lottery picks: 0
Best pick: Kenneth Faried (No. 22 in 2011)
Worst pick: Jordan Hamilton (No. 26 in 2011)

2011
Kenneth Faried (22) - 6 points (solid starter)
Jordan Hamilton (26) - Inc.
Chukwudiebere Maduabum (56) - 0



NBA
Minnesota Timberwolves
President of basketball operations: David Kahn
Former sportswriter and lawyer, Kahn worked with the Pacers for about a decade, mostly on the business side. He was then hired by Minnesota in 2009 to replace Kevin McHale.

Total: 3.5 points
Points per pick: 0.5
Total drafts: 3
Total picks: 9 (2 incomplete)
Average pick: 23.3
Number of first-rounders: 6
Number of lottery picks: 4
Best pick: Ricky Rubio (No. 5 in 2009)
Worst pick: Jonny Flynn (No. 6 in 2009)

2011
Derrick Williams (2) - Inc.
Malcolm Lee (43) - Inc.

2010
Wesley Johnson (4) - minus-1 (rotation)
Lazar Hayward (30) - 1 point (bench)
Paulo Prestes (45) - 0

2009
Ricky Rubio (5) - 5 points (starter)
Jonny Flynn (6) - minus-3 (bench)
Wayne Ellington (28) - 1.5 (rotation/bench)
Henk Norel (47) - 0


NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder
GM: Sam Presti
Played Division III basketball at Emerson College and worked his way up through the San Antonio Spurs organization. Was hired as the GM of the Oklahoma City franchise, then based in Seattle, in June 2007.

Total: 33.5 points
Points per pick: 2.79
Total drafts: 5
Total picks: 14 (2 incomplete)
Average pick: 26.1
Number of first-rounders: 9
Number of lottery picks: 5
Best pick: Serge Ibaka (No 24 in 2008)
Worst pick: Cole Aldrich (No. 11 in 2010)

2011
Reggie Jackson (24) - Inc.

2010
Cole Aldrich (11) - minus-3 (bench)
Tibor Pleiss (31) - Inc.
Latavious Williams (48) - 0
Ryan Reid (57) - 0

2009
James Harden (3) - 5 points (occasional all-star)
Byron Mullens (24) - 3.5 points (rotation/quality reserve)
Robert Vaden (54) - 0

2008
Russell Westbrook (4) - 7 points (perennial/occasional all-star)
Serge Ibaka (24) - 8 points (occasional all-star)
D.J. White (29) - 2 points (bench/rotation)
Devon Hardin (50) - 0

2007
Kevin Durant (2) - 7.5 points (elite)
Jeff Green (5) - 3.5 points (solid starter)


NBA
Portland Trail Blazers
GM: Neil Olshey
One-time agent for SFX, Olshey joined the Clippers in 2003 as the director of player personnel. He became an assistant coach, was later given the assistant GM job before being named general manager in 2010 after Mike Dunleavy was fired.

Total: 3 points
Points per pick: 1
Total drafts: 2
Total picks: 5 (2 incomplete)
Average pick: 32.8
Number of first-rounders: 2
Number of lottery picks: 1
Best pick: Eric Bledsoe (No. 18 in 2010)
Worst pick: N/A

2011 with Clippers
Trey Thompkins (37) - Inc.
Travis Leslie (47) - Inc.

2010 with Clippers
Al Farouq-Aminu (8) - 0 points (rotation/quality reserve)
Eric Bledsoe (18) - 3 points (rotation/quality reserve)
Willie Warren (54) - 0



NBA
Utah Jazz
GM: Kevin O'Connor
Played at Belmont Abbey (N.C.), then was a college assistant before scouting for several NBA organizations. Joined Utah in 1999 and replaced Frank Layden as GM.


Total: 49.5 points
Points per pick: 2.06
Total drafts: 12
Total picks: 26 (2 incomplete)
Average pick: 30.4
Number of first-rounders: 14
Number of lottery picks: 6
Best pick: Paul Millsap (No. 47 in 2006)
Worst pick: Raul Lopez (No. 24 in 2001)

2011
Enes Kanter (3) - Inc.
Alec Burks (12) - Inc.

2010
Gordon Hayward (9) - 4.5 points (starter)
Jeremy Evans (55) - 3.5 points (bench)

2009
Eric Maynor (20) - 4 points (quality reserve)
Goran Suton (50) - 0

2008
Kosta Koufos (23) - 2 point (bench/rotation)
Ante Tomic (44) - 0
Tajija Dragicevic (53) - 0

2007
Morris Almond (25) - minus-3 (overseas)
Kyrylo Fesenko (38) - 2.5 points (bench)

2006
Ronnie Brewer (14) - 1.5 points (quality reserve/rotation)
Dee Brown (46) - 0
Paul Millsap (47) - 8 points (starter)

2005
Deron Williams (3) - 7 points (perennial all-star)
C.J. Miles (34) - 6 points (quality reserve)
Robert Whaley (51) - 0

2004
Kris Humphries (14) - 4 points (starter/quality reserve)
Kirk Snyder (16) - 1.5 points (rotation)

2003
Sasha Pavlovic (19) - 0 (bench/rotation)
Mo Williams (47) - 7 points (starter)

2002
Curtis Borchardt (18) - minus-4 (overseas)

2001
Raul Lopez (24) - minus-3 (overseas)
Jarron Collins (53) - 3 points (bench)

2000
DeShawn Stevenson (23) - 5 points (quality reserve)
Kaniel Dickens (50) - 0



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