Before we delve into the latest B/R NBA mock draft, ask yourself two questions.
1. How many potential 2011 draft picks have to fight the following red flags: Inconsistency, lack of a true NBA position, height/weight deficiencies, inexperience, boom-or-bust labels?
2. How many potential 2011 draft picks will be a top-two player on an NBA playoff team in five years?
My opinions: A ton, four at most.
With the lack of parity in the NBA lately, teams at the bottom of the barrel need franchise players to build around more than ever. The problem is, this draft doesn't offer more than a couple of those.
Don't expect the 2011 NBA draft to be akin in its All-Star talent deficiency as say, the 2006 draft was, but expect there to be much uncertainty and dart-throwing.