The 2011 NBA draft is just 44 days away. This year's draft class is pretty weak, with two guys at the top—Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams—and then everyone else following them.
There isn't one lights out superstar among the group, but that doesn't mean that someone won't surprise somewhere down the line.
Kyrie Irving entered the 2010-2011 season as the best freshman in the country, and while injuries kept him off the floor much of the season, he still has the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick.
He has the speed, instincts and shooting ability to be a dominant point guard in the league for a long time. He has some question marks—his health being the biggest one—but in a draft that is without one lock, Irving could get the call at No. 1.
There are a few college names that will go in the first round, but a lot of international players are going to be taken in this draft.
|1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kyrie Irving, PG||16. Philadelphia 76ers: Tobias Harris, PF|
|2. Cleveland Cavaliers: Derrick Williams, PF||17. New York Knicks: Kenneth Faried, PF|
|3. Toronto Raptors: Enes Kanter, PF/C||18. Washington Wizards: Jordan Hamilton, SF|
|4. Washington Wizards: Jonas Valanciunas, C||19. Charlotte Bobcats: Chris Singleton, PF|
|5. Sacramento Kings: Kemba Walker, PG||20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Bogan Bogdanovic, SF|
|6. Utah Jazz: Brandon Knight, PG/SG||21. Portland Trailblazers: Darius Morris, PG|
|7. Detroit Pistons: Bismack Biyombo, C||22. Denver Nuggets: Lucas Nogueira, C|
|8. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jimmer Fredette, PG||23. Houston Rockets: Charles Jenkins, SG|
|9. Charlotte Bobcats: Jan Vesely, SF||24. Oklahoma City Thunder: Klay Thompson, SG|
|10. Milwaukee Bucks: Alec Burks, SG||25. Boston Celtics: Nikola Mirotic, PF|
|11. Golden State Warriors: Marcus Morris, PF||26. Dallas Mavericks: Davis Bertans, SF|
|12. Utah Jazz: Kawhi Leonard, SF||27. New Jersey Nets: Tyler Honeycutt, SF|
|13. Phoenix Suns: Markieff Morris, PF||28. Chicago Bulls: Nolan Smith, SG|
|14. Houston Rockets: Donatas Motiejunas, C||29. San Antonio Spurs: Justin Harper, PF|
|15. Indiana Pacers: Tristan Thompson, PF||30. Chicago Bulls: Trey Thompkins, PF|