2014 NBA Draft Grades: Full Team-by-Team Report Cards

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2014 NBA Draft Grades: Full Team-by-Team Report Cards
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There are 60 new members of the NBA fraternity. 

Well, 61 if you want to include Isaiah Austin, who was drafted by Adam Silver in the classiest move of the entire 2014 NBA draft. The Baylor big man's basketball career was cut short by medical issues, but the league elected to make him the Association's one-and-only draft pick, allowing him to stand on the stage and shake the commissioner's hand, just as he would've if he were healthy. 

However, while Austin was the feel-good story of the night, it's the other 60 players who strode across the Barclays Center stage who will be making an impact during the league's coming seasons. 

From Andrew Wiggins, the Cleveland Cavaliers' No. 1 pick in the proceedings, to Cory Jefferson, this year's Mr. Irrelevant, this was a deep and talented class full of quality contributors. The first round was loaded with talent—and only a few surprises, including a Brazilian Kevin Durant—while the second round abounds with potential roster members. 

There were steals, sure. And of course, there were reaches. 

But as a whole, the NBA's general managers fared quite well. You'll see that reflected in these grades, which are given out for the overall results of every team's draft-day haul. 

Maybe I'm being generous with my red pen, or maybe the league as a whole just flat-out nailed this draft. 

Please note that the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards will be left out of this article, seeing as they had zero picks between them. 

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