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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
Do not qualify*
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
Dallas Mavericks
GM: Donnie Nelson
Don Nelson's son spent three years as an assistant in Phoenix before coming to Dallas in 1998.


Total: 15 points
Points per pick: 1.15
Total drafts: 9
Total picks: 13
Average pick: 36
Number of first-rounders: 6
Number of lottery picks: 1
Best pick: Josh Howard (No. 29 in 2003)
Worst pick: Pavel Podkolzin (No. 21 in 2004)

2011
None

2010
Dominique Jones (25) - 1 point (bench)

2009
Rodrigue Beaubois (25) - 5 points (quality reserve)
Nick Calathes (45) - 0
Ahmad Nivins (56) - 0

2008
Shan Foster (51) - 0

2007
Nick Fazekas (34) - minus-1 (overseas)
Reyshawn Terry (44) - 0
Renaldas Seibutis (50) - 0

2006
Maurice Ager (28) - 1 point (bench)

2005
None

2004
Devin Harris (5) - 5 points (starter/occasional all-star)
Pavel Podkolzin (21) - minus-3 (overseas)
Luis Flores (55) - 0

2003
Josh Howard (29) - 7 points (starter/occasional all-star)



NBA
Houston Rockets
GM: Daryl Morey
Considered a numbers guy, Morey spent three years as a senior VP of operations and information with the Celtics. He was the assistant GM in Houston in 2006 and replaced Carroll Dawson as the general manager in May  2007.

Total: 22.5 points
Points per pick: 2.05
Total drafts: 5
Total picks: 13 (2 incomplete)
Average pick: 32.5
Number of first-rounders: 5
Number of lottery picks: 2
Best pick: Carl Landry (No. 31 in 2007)
Worst pick: Sergio Llull (No. 34 in 2009)


2011
Marcus Morris (14) - Inc.
Donatas Motiejunas (20) - Inc.
Chandler Parsons (38) - 6 points (solid starter/quality reserve)

2010
Patrick Patterson (14) - 0 points (rotation)

2009
Jermaine Taylor (32) - minus-1 (overseas)
Sergio Llull (34) - minus-1 (overseas)
Chase Budinger (44) - 5.5 points (rotation/quality reserve)

2008
Donte Green (28) - 2 points (rotation)
Joey Dorsey (33) - minus-1 (overseas)
Maarty Leunen (54) - 0

2007
Aaron Brooks (26) - 5.5 points (starter/quality reserve)
Carl Landry (31) - 6.5 points (quality reserve/starter)
Brad Newley (54) - 0



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Memphis Grizzlies
GM: Chris Wallace
The founder of Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook was a scout before becoming director of player personnel for the Miami Heat. He then became the GM of the Celtics under Rick Pitino in 1997. Wallace spent 10 years in Boston before parting ways and was then hired to replace Jerry West as the GM in Memphis in 2007.

Total: 18 points
Points per pick: .95 
Total drafts: 11
Total picks: 20 (1 incomplete)
Average pick: 23.3
Number of first-rounders: 14
Number of lottery picks: 10
Best pick: Paul Pierce (No. 10 in 1998)
Worst pick: Hasheem Thabeet (No. 2 in 2009)


2011
Josh Selby (49) - Inc.

2010
Xavier Henry (12) - minus-2 (bench/rotation)
Greivis Vasquez (28) - 4 points (rotation/quality reserve)

2009
Hasheem Thabeet (2) - minus-5 (bench)
DeMarre Carroll (27) - 2 points (rotation)
Sam Young (36) - 0

2008
O.J. Mayo (3) - minus-1 (quality reserve)
Darrell Arthur (27) - 4 points (quality reserve/rotation)

2007
Mike Conley Jr. (4) - 3.5 points (starter)

2002 with Celtics
Darius Songalia (49) - 0

2001 with Celtics
Joe Johnson (10) - 7 points (occasional all-star)
Kedric Brown (11) - minus-5 (overseas)
Joe Forte (21) - minus-3 (overseas)

2000 with Celtics
Jerome Moiso (11) - minus-5 (overseas)
Josip Sesar (47) - 0

1999 with Celtics
Kris Clack (55) - 0

1998 with Celtics
Paul Pierce (10) - 8 points (perennial all-star)

1997 with Celtics
Chauncey Billups (3) - 7 points (perennial all-star)
Ron Mercer (6) - 3.5 points (starter)
Ben Pepper (55) - 0



NBA
New Orleans Hornets
GM: Dell Demps
Played at Pacific and spent a few years in the NBA. Demps learned under R.C. Buford in San Antonio and replaced Jeff Bower with the Hornets in July 2010.


Total: 0 points
Points per pick: N/A
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

2011
None


NBA
San Antonio Spurs
GM: R.C. Buford
Played at Oklahoma State and Texas A&M and then spent five years on Kansas' staff before joining San Antonio as an assistant in 1988. Then became a scout, assistant general manager and, in 2002, GM.

Total: 25.5 points
Points per pick: 1.59
Total drafts: 9
Total picks: 19 (3 incomplete)
Average pick: 39.7
Number of first-rounders: 7
Number of lottery picks: 0
Best pick: George Hill (No. 26 in 2008)
Worst pick: James Anderson (No. 20 in 2010)

2011
Kawhi Leonard (15) - 5 points (starter/quality reserve)
Cory Joseph (29) - Inc.
Davis Bertans (42) - Inc.
Adam Hanga (59) - Inc.

2010
James Anderson (20) - minus-1 (bench)
Ryan Richards (49) - 0

2009
DeJuan Blair (37) - 5 points (quality reserve)
Jack McClinton (51) - 0
Nando de Colo (53) - 0

2008
George Hill (26) - 5.5 (starter/quality reserve)
Malik Hairston (48) - 0
James Gist (57) - 0

2007
Tiago Splitter (28) - 5 points (quality reserve)
Marcus Williams (33) - minus-1 (overseas)

2006
None

2005
Ian Mahinmi (28) - 2 points (rotation)

2004
Beno Udrih (28) - 5 points (quality reserve)
Viktor Sanikidze (42) - 0
Romain Sato (52) - 0
Sergei Karaulov (57) - 0

2003
None



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