Was Isiah Thomas the best GM during the NBA draft? A new metric says so.
ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh ranks Thomas as the best draft-day GM, with picks like Trevor Ariza, David Lee, Wilson Chandler and, to an extent, Nate Robinson (Begley, April 8).
“Thomas put up an outstanding hit rate in the draft, no matter where he picked. His run of lottery picks in Toronto should be the stuff of lore. He started off by getting Damon Stoudamire with the No. 7 pick in 1995. Then with the No. 2 pick in 1996, he grabbed Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Camby. The following year in 1997, he nabbed some high schooler named Tracy McGrady at No. 9,” Haberstroh said.