LA Clippers: Grading the team’s last 10 NBA Drafts

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 20: Blake Griffin
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 20: Blake Griffin /
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NEW ORLEANS – JANUARY 13: Al Thornton /

2007 NBA Draft

Selections: Al Thornton (14th), Jared Jordan (45th)

Notable players still available: Marco Belinelli (18th), Wilson Chandler (23rd), Marc Gasol (48th), Ramon Sessions (56th)

Al Thornton didn’t have a horrible career with the LA Clippers, but given the minutes he received, he should’ve done a lot more. He spent three years with the team before he was traded to the Washington Wizards, and his highest scoring average was 16.8 points per game in the 2008-2009 season.

Jared Jordan led the NCAA in assists for two consecutive years, and he came into the draft with a lot of hype surrounding him.

He ended up playing 8 minutes of preseason basketball for the New York Knicks. That was his only NBA experience.

Not a strong case for the Clippers so far, especially considering Marc Gasol was still available when the team drafted Jordan at 45th overall. Hindsight is 20/20, but this one seems so obvious that it hurts.

Grade: D