NBA Draft 2011 Stock Watch: Risers and Fallers of the Potential Lottery Picks

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NBA Draft 2011 Stock Watch: Risers and Fallers of the Potential Lottery Picks
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As the NBA and college basketball seasons progress, we learn more about teams and players.

There are always those who are better then we expected, and also disappointments.

While many are interested in which college teams will ultimately end up in the Final Four, from an NBA perspective, the most important part of the amateur season is getting a look at the potential pros.

Throughout the year, players rise up and fall down on draft boards—sometimes doing each multiple times.

Of course, more and more international players joining the league every year, but let's just focus on the collegiate ranks for now.

A number of ballers have gone from being lottery locks to, uh, well—scouts aren't so sure anymore.

For the most part, this article will stick with players that were expected to be high draft picks coming into the season, and how their performance has affected their standing. There are, however, some notable exceptions: players who were thought to possibly need one more year in college, but are now surefire lottery picks.

Let's take a look at these two groups—the five biggest risers and five biggest fallers of the potential 2011 top selections.

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