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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
Atlanta Hawks
GM: Danny Ferry
Ferry replaced veteran Rick Sund as the Hawks general manager just prior to the 2012 draft. He was the GM in Cleveland from 2005-10.


Total: 19 points
Points per pick: 2.38
Total drafts: 5
Total picks: 8
Average pick: 39.3
Number of first-rounders: 3
Number of lottery picks: 0
Best pick: Daniel Gibson (No. 42 in 2006)
Worst pick: Christian Eyenga (No. 30 in 2009)

2009 with Cavaliers
Christian Eyenga (30) - minus-3 (overseas)
Danny Green (46) - 6.5 points (quality reserve)

2008 with Cavaliers
J.J. Hickson (19) - 4 points (quality reserve)
Darnell Jackson (52) - 0
Sasha Kaun (56) - 0

2007 with Cavaliers
None

2006 with Cavaliers
Shannon Brown (25) - 5 points (quality reserve)
Daniel Gibson (42) - 6.5 points (quality reserve)

2005 with Cavaliers

Martynas Andriuskevicius (44) - 0


NBA
Charlotte Bobcats
GM: Rich Cho
Rod Higgins is a former NBA forward who bounced around the league for 13 seasons. He was an assistant coach and assistant GM in the league until 2007 -- when he was hired as the GM of the Bobcats. Promoted to president of basketball operations a year ago, Higgins has help from Rich Cho, who was hired as the GM last June.

Total: 14.5 points
Points per pick: 2.07
Total drafts: 5
Total picks: 9 (2 incomplete)
Average pick: 21.4
Number of first-rounders: 6
Number of lottery picks: 4
Best pick: Jared Dudley (No. 22 in 2007)
Worst pick: Alexis Ajinca (No. 20 in 2008)


2011
Bismack Biyombo (7) - Inc.
Kemba Walker (9) - Inc.

2010
None

2009
Gerald Henderson (12) - 4.5 points (solid starter)
Derrick Brown (40) - 3.5 points (rotation guy)

2008
D.J. Augustin (9) - 4.5 points (solid starter)
Alexis Ajinca (20) - minus-4 (overseas)
Kyle Weaver (38) - 0

2007
Jared Dudley (22) - 6 points (starter)
Jermareo Davidson (36) - 0



NBA
Miami Heat
GM: Pat Riley
Coached the Lakers, Knicks and Heat -- and has also been in charge of the Heat's personnel moves.



Total: 34.5 points
Points per pick: 1.28
Total drafts: 16
Total picks: 27
Average pick: 35.4
Number of first-rounders: 10
Number of lottery picks: 3
Best pick: Dwyane Wade (No. 5 in 2003)
Worst pick: Michael Beasley (No. 2 in 2008)

2011
Norris Cole (28) - 5 points (quality reserve)

2010
Dexter Pittman (32) - 2 points (bench)
Jarvis Varnado (41) - 0
Da'Sean Butler (42) - 0

2009
Patrick Beverley (42) - 0
Robert Dozier (60) - 0

2008
Michael Beasley (2) - 1 point (quality reserve/starter)
Mario Chalmers (34) - 6.5 points (starter)

2007
Daequan Cook (21) - 2.5 points (rotation)

2006
None

2005
Wayne Simien (29) - minus-3 (overseas)

2004
Dorell Wright (19) - 5 points (starter)
Matt Freije (53) - 0

2003
Dwyane Wade (5) - 7.5 points (perennial all-star)
Jerome Beasley (33) - minus-1 (overseas)

2002
Caron Butler (10) - 5 points (starter)
Rasual Butler (53) - 4 points (rotation)

2001
Sean Lampley (44) - 0
Ken Johnson (49) - 0

2000
Eddie House (37) - 6 points (quality reserve)
Ernest Brown (52) - 0

1999
Tim James (25) - minus-3 (overseas)
Rodney Buford (53) - 3 points (bench)

1998
Corey L. Brewer (51) - 0

1997
Charles Smith (26) - minus-3 (overseas)
Mark Sanford (31) - 0
Roberto Duenas (58) - 0

1996
Martin Muursepp (25) - minus-3 (overseas)



NBA
Orlando Magic
GM: Rob Hennigan
The 30-year-old was hired on June 20 after spending the past four years in Oklahoma City under Sam Presti and the previous four in San Antonio.


Total: 0 Points
Points per pick: 0
Total Drafts: 0
Total picks: 0
Average pick: N/A
Number of first-rounders: 0
Number of lottery picks: 0
Best pick: N/A
Worst pick: N/A



NBA
Washington Wizards
GM: Ernie Grunfeld
Former NBA player who has been the GM for the Knicks, Bucks and now Wizards. Spent the mid-1990s in New York, four years (1999-2003) in Milwaukee and has been the president of basketball operations in Washington since 2003.

Total: 51 points
Points per pick: 1.65
Total drafts: 20
Total picks: 33 (3 incomplete)
Average pick: 27.7
Number of first-rounders: 19
Number of lottery picks: 6
Best pick: Michael Redd (No. 43 in 2000)
Worst pick: Marcus Haislip (No. 13 in 2002)

2011
Jan Vesely (6) - Inc.
Chris Singleton (18) - Inc.
Shelvin Mack (34) - Inc.

2010
John Wall (1) - 3 points (starter)
Kevin Seraphin (17) - 3 points (rotation/quality reserve)
Trevor Booker (23) - 5 points (quality reserve)
Hamady Ndiaye (56) - 0

2009
None

2008
JaVale McGee (18) - 5 points (starter/quality reserve)   

2007
Nick Young (16) - 4 points (quality reserve)
Dominic McGuire (47) - 3 points (bench)

2006
Oleksiy Pecherov (18) - minus-4 (overseas)
Vladimir Veremeenko (48) - 0

2005
Andray Blatche (49) - 6 points (quality reserve)

2004
Peter John Ramos (32) - minus-1 (overseas)

2003 with Bucks
T.J. Ford (8) - 1.5 points (quality reserve)
Szymon Szewczyk (35) - minus-1 (overseas)

2002 with Bucks
Marcus Haislip (13) - minus-5 (overseas)
Dan Gadzuric (33) - 2.5 points (bench)
Ronald "Flip" Murray (41) - 6.5 points (quality reserve)
Jamal Sampson (46) - 0

2001 with Bucks
Andre Hutson (51) - 0

2000 with Bucks
Joel Przybilla (9) - 2 points (quality reserve)
Michael Redd (43) - 7.5 points (starter/occasional all-star)
Jason Hart (49) - 3 points (bench)

1998 with Knicks
DeMarco Johnson (38) - 0

1997 with Knicks
John Thomas (25) - 1 point (bench)

1996 with Knicks
John Wallace (18) - minus-1 (bench)
Walter McCarty (19) - 1.5 points (rotation)
Dontae Jones (21) - minus-3 (overseas)

1995 with Knicks
None

1994 with Knicks
Monty Williams (24) - 2.5 points (bench/rotation)
Charlie Ward (26) - 5 points (quality reserve)

1993 with Knicks
None

1992 with Knicks
Hubert Davis (20) - 4 points (rotation)

1991 with Knicks
Greg Anthony (12) - 0 points (bench/rotation)
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