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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Top 10 Selections

Jason KarlAnalyst IIIFebruary 25, 2011

2011 NBA Mock Draft: Top 10 Selections

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    With all the recent trades including draft picks, the draft order has been shaken up.

    The Cavaliers most likely locked up the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but also gained another top 10 pick in the Baron Davis/Mo Williams deal.

    The Utah Jazz acquired a top 10 pick from the Nets in the Deron Williams trade.

    This current class is not filled with depth throughout the draft, but have a few above average players at the top.

    Here is a top 10 NBA Mock Draft.

10. Charlotte Bobcats Select PF Donatas Motiejunas

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    The sweet shooting lefty from Lithuania has been playing like a lottery pick for the past two years.

    For a 7' Motiejunas is a great scorer, both shooting and posting up.

    Offense is not the concern for Motiejunas. He still is not aggressive on the boards and does not offer much defending big men. 

    The Bobcats could use a power forward like Motiejunas. 

9. Milwaukee Bucks Select SF Jordan Hamilton

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    The 6'7'' Hamilton is one of the best scorers in the nation. Hamilton is averaging 18.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. 

    Hamilton has unlimited range from the outside and is very aggressive on the offensive end.

    This season, Hamilton has become more disciplined, showing better shot selection.

    He has great size for a wing forward and has improved on his man-to-man defense. 

    The Bucks need another scorer that could take the pressure off of Brandon Jennings. 

8. Cleveland Cavaliers Select SF Harrison Barnes

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    Though he is the prototypical NBA size wing player, Barnes has not lived up to the enormous hype at North Carolina.

    His talent still allows him to be drafted in the top 10.

    Harrison can create his own shot and direct an offense at the small forward position.

    The rebuilding Cavaliers could potentially get a steal here at eight with Barnes.

7. Detroit Pistons Select C Jonas Valanciunas

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    The 6'10'' Valanciunas has the most potential out of any international prospect.

    He plays with great quickness and energy and is a solid defender and rebounder.

    Though he may lack the elite athleticism for a big man, the 18-year-old Valanciunas can provide toughness in the middle for the Pistons. 

    The Pistons need help on the front line, and Valancianus provides a solid inside presence.

6. Utah Jazz Select SF Terrence Jones

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    The 6'8'' 230 lbs. Terrence Jones is versatile and brings athleticism to the Jazz.

    Jones can handle the ball and has unlimited range from the outside. He sometimes likes to just play on the perimeter, limiting his upside, but he can be taught to drive to the hoop more.

    Jones has the potential to post up smaller defenders as well.

    The Jazz acquired this pick from the Nets in exchange for superstar Deron Williams, and will likely need another wing player to complement new point guard Devin Harris' skills. 

5. Toronto Raptors Select PF Enes Kanter

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    Though we wil never get the chance to see Enes Kanter play for Kentucky this season, he is a very talented big man. 

    He is a physical and can score from anywhere on the court. 

    He can post up and has a solid outside jump shot.

    The Raptors could pair Kanter with Andrea Bargnani.

4. Washington Wizards Select PF Jared Sullinger

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    Sullinger averages 17 points and 10 rebounds per game and is likely going to be the next Ohio State big man to declare after the freshman year.

    Sullinger is physical down low and is arguably the best low-post scoring threat in the draft.

    He plays with great energy as well on the defensive side of the ball.

    Sullinger could form a great tandem with rookie phenom John Wall.

3. Sacramento Kings Select SF Derrick Williams

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    Derrick Williams' great improvement from his freshman year will be huge when teams evaluate him.

    Williams is averaging 19.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Wildcats.

    He is a tremendous athlete and has improved his perimeter game.

    Williams athleticism is elite and can terrorize the opponent with strong dunks.

    The Kings will form a nice nucleus with Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins and Derrick Williams. 

2. Minnesota Timberwolves Select SF Perry Jones

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    His recent struggles have not hurt his draft stock. 

    Jones has elite athleticism and can get to the rim at will. He can pass very well for a big man and has solid range on his ump spot.

    Jones has averaged 14 points and seven rebounds this season, but he is a terrific rebounder.

    Though a little raw, Jones has the great blend of size and potential. 

1. Cleveland Cavaliers Select PG Kyrie Irving

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    Irving is quick with the basketball and is a playmaker.

    His basketball IQ impressed others, especially because he knew when to make the right decision with the ball.

    Irving can score and is a pure point guard, with his passing abilities. 

    He could be a perfect player to revive the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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