He also drafted Farried and Fournier, who were excellent value at where they were picked and have turned into important contributors on Denver.
The first round exit was due to injuries in my eyes. Gallinari is arguably their best player and he was out. If Gallinari plays I think they beat Golden State.
Adding to that: Lawson (also arguably their best player) had been out for a while just before the play-offs as well and returned sooner than expected right at the start of the play-offs. He didn't look healthy at all in my opinion.