Quote Letter N wrote: View Post
Why do people keep saying this??
Which one of his draft picks in Toronto have been so great to make people believe this crap?
Let me quote a response I made in an old thread that I found:

Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
When looking at a guy's draft history you have to look at the picks that were made after the pick that was chosen to see if he could have done any better. In most cases Bryan picked the best player even with hindsight. This includes his time in Phoenix as well.

Here is a rundown of the picks he made - I included notable 2nd round picks. Draft slot is in brackets:

1994 - Wesley Person (24)
1995 - Michael Finley (21)
1996 - Steve Nash (15)
1997 - Stephen Jackson (42)
1998 - [no picks]
1999 - Shawn Marion (9)
2000 - Jake Tsakalidis (25)
2001 - [no picks]
2002 - Amare Soudemire (9)
2003 - Zarko Cabarkapa (17)
2004 - Luol Deng (7)
2005 - Nate Robinson (21)
- Marcin Gortat (57)
2006 - Andrea Bargnani (1)
2007 - [no picks]
2008 - [no picks]
2009 - DeMar DeRozan (9)
2010 - Ed Davis (13)
2011 - Jonas Valanciunas (5)
2012 - Terrence Ross (8)

Bryan isn't perfect.. no one is.. but he's made some good decisions with the cards that were dealt.

Now if you want to complain about the fact that he does not know how to trade up or down in a draft, I would have to agree 100%. He absolutely sucks at it. In fact I don't believe he's ever done that his whole career.