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NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Perry Jones and the Rest of the First Round for 2011

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NBA Mock Draft: Projecting Perry Jones and the Rest of the First Round for 2011
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I've read in several circles that the upcoming 2011 NBA Draft is a little weak. I cannot completely disagree as players like Harrison Barnes haven't lived up to expectations and other players like Enes Kanter have not even been able to play.

Overall though, while analyzing this draft, there may be a few gems, especially if Kyrie Irving throws his hat into the ring. Good of bad, the 2011 draft is the triumphant return of the giant guys from Europe with names we can't pronounce. I think they will all be just a little bit better than Nikoloz Tskitishvili, so you can rest easy if you're a fan of a lottery team. This draft is strong in power forwards and especially in small forwards. If you need a great point guard, shooting guard or center, you might want to call in sick for the day. Of note, the draft order is reflective of 1/19/2010.

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