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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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JANUARY 17: Trey Thompkins
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JANUARY 17: Trey Thompkins /

2011 NBA Draft

Selections: Trey Thompkins (37th), Travis Leslie (47th)

Notable players still available: Chandler Parsons (38th), Isaiah Thomas (60th)

The storyline of this year’s draft wasn’t the failure of both Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie. Rather, this was all about the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick – a pick that originally belonged to the Clippers.

LA made perhaps the most boneheaded move in franchise history in February 2011 when they sent Baron Davis and the following year’s first-round draft pick to the Cavs in exchange for… *drum roll*

Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.

Williams and Moon both spent just one season with the Clippers, and their pick that now belonged to the Cavs ended up being the first overall in the draft.

Throw in the fact that the LA Clippers could’ve selected Chandler Parsons and Isaiah Thomas instead of Thompkins and Leslie, and this one starts to sting. Add the fact that neither of the two averaged more than 3 points per game, and it becomes easy to label the 2011 NBA Draft as LA’s worst.

Grade: F