Now that the NFL draft is over, it is time to start with the 2011 NBA mock draft.
On June 23rd, all 30 NBA teams will be on hand in Newark, NJ to select their prospects for the future.
Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams lead this year's class. After those two, there really isn't any superstars that are ready for the NBA. However, there is a lot of potential in this year's draft. Any of the first-round picks could turn into starters at the next level.
A couple things to watch for:
How fall does Jimmer Fredette fall into the first round?
How many international prospects are taken in the first round?
What do Utah and Cleveland do with two lottery picks each?
This for sure will be an exciting draft. A new CBA or not, draft night should be an exciting on for the NBA. Here is how I see it shaking out in the first round.
For more draft coverage, check out our 2011 NBA draft page.
|1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke||16. Philadelphia 76ers: Klay Thompson, SG, Washington State
|2. Cleveland Cavaliers: Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona||17. New York Knicks: Bismack Biyombo, PF, Congo
|3. Toronto Raptors: Enes Kanter, PF, Turkey||18. Washington Wizards:Jimmer Fredette, G, BYU
|4. Washington Wizards: Jan Vesely, PF, Czech Republic||19. Charlotte Bobcats: Tobias Harris, F, Tennessee|
|5. Sacramento Kings: Brandon Knight, G, Kentucky||20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kenneth Faried, PF, Morehead State|
|6. Utah Jazz: Donatas Motiejunas, PF, Lithuania
||21. Portland Trailblazers: Reggie Jackson, PG, Boston College
|7. Detroit Pistons: Kemba Walker, PG, UCONN
||22. Denver Nuggets: Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State
|8. Cleveland Cavaliers: Alec Burks, G, Colorado
||23. Houston Rockets: Darius Morris, PG, Michigan|
|9. Charlotte Bobcats: Jonas Valanciunas, PF, Lithuania
||24. Oklahoma City Thunder: Tyler Honeycutt, G, UCLA|
|10. Milwaukee Bucks: Terrence Jones, SF, Kentucky
||25. Boston Celtics: Charles Jenkins, SG, Hofstra
|11. Golden State Warriors: Marcus Morris, PF, Kansas||26. Dallas Mavericks: Nikola Mirotic, SF, Serbia|
|12. Utah Jazz: Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State
||27. New Jersey Nets: Jordan Williams, PF/C, Maryland
|13. Phoenix Suns: Jordan Hamilton, G/F, Texas
||28. Chicago Bulls: Justin Harper, PF, Richmond
|14. Houston Rockets: Markieff Morris, PF, Kansas
||29. San Antonio Spurs: Davis Bertans, F, Latvia
|15. Indiana Pacers: Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas
||30. Chicago Bulls: Josh Selby, SG, Kansas