David Kahn is far and away the worst drafting GM in the NBA, according to CBS Sports study

Categories: Timberwolves
If you were called the worst at your job, you wouldn't be smiling either.
On Tuesday, the Timberwolves traded away the 18th overall selection in tonight's NBA draft to Houston for a relatively unheralded white guy named Chase Budinger.

Some fans were critical of the trade, saying Wolves management would've been better off taking their chances with a mid first-round pick in what looks to be a deep draft.

But a new CBS Sports study suggests trading the pick was probably for the best. Because according to CBS' quantification of each GM's draft prowess, David Kahn is far and away the worst college and overseas talent evaluator in the league.

Here's how CBS' methodology works:
One of the "most egregious" busts in draft history wears a Wolves uniform.
We've rated every single player, put them into a category (elite, perennial all-star, occasional all-star, solid starter, quality reserve, rotation guy, bench and overseas/out of the league).

Then we've given them a numerical value from 1 to 10 based on where they were drafted...

And we've penalized abysmal picks [with negative scores] as well. Chris Wallace's pick of Hasheem Thabeet and Joe Dumars' selection of [current Timberwolf] Darko Milicic were two of the most egregious.
Twenty-one GMs have presided over at least five draft picks and were hence eligible for the study. And guess who came in dead last? As Bill Simmons would say, KAHHHHHHHN!

Kahn was barely in the positive, registering a 0.50 score. The second-worst drafting GM, Memphis' Chris Wallace, still notched a 0.95 score nearly twice as high as Kahn's. On the flipside, the best drafting GM is Oklahoma City's Sam Presti (2.79), followed by Sacramento's Geoff Petrie (2.58).  To see the full rankings and methodology, click here.

Let's take a look back at Kahn's year-by-year draft record since he took over in 2009, along with a little analysis of how those picks panned out, shall we?


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