This season’s playoffs have been a coming-out party for the 2018 NBA Draft class. Three of the top five picks made appearances and two of them won multiple rounds. For a class that was highly touted it was only a matter of time before they made an impact in a winning way. However, the rest of the class also is starting to yield some interesting results. A few of them have even made deep runs as part of stacked rosters.
As the third year ends for the 2018 NBA draft class, it is a perfect time to go back and grade every first-round pick in retrospect.
Each grade will consider the career the players have had so far while also projecting a little of what they have yet to do. While two of the selections have already made All-Star appearances, there is still unbelievable room for growth ahead for everyone involved.
Furthermore, when it comes to grading the picks, part of the consideration will be about who their team missed out on by making the selection they did. Some of this will be easy (turns out Luka Doncic was likely better than the third-best player in the draft) and some will be up to the preference of the grader.
Beyond the obvious stars at the top, the potential of this class remains great. Two players, as stated above, have already been named All-Stars and no less than five more seem to be on that trajectory. There are multiple elite-level role-players beyond that and only a few busts to date.