Instead of writing the one-millionth article dissecting which NBA teams did the best and worst jobs during the 2014 NBA draft, we've decided to look at this thing in reverse and nominate the biggest winners and losers of draft night from a college basketball perspective.
For example, John Calipari and Kentucky are pretty big winners right now. Not only did the Wildcats have a player drafted in the lottery (Julius Randle) and another taken in the top 20 (James Young), but they still have easily one of the best teams in the entire country for next season.
Typically, a team's best-case scenario is either having an impressive showing in the draft or having a great roster for the following season—rarely both. But the Kentucky pipeline of signing great players and making them high draft picks remains very clearly intact for another year.
In addition to Big Blue Nation, here are eight more CBB winners and losers from the 2014 NBA draft.
It's not exactly a crapshoot to draft a freshman, but at least you have very good idea of what a four-year senior is immediately bringing to the table.