2011 NBA Mock Draft: Best and Worst Draft Scenarios for UConn's Kemba Walker
On the heels of UConn’s recent national championship, Kemba Walker has and will continue to be one of the most talked about draft prospects.
Although his draft prospects aren’t necessarily as high as Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams, Walker possesses the star power from his college following that may only rival Jimmer Fredette.
Walker could go as high as No. 3 to the Utah Jazz or as low as No. 7 to the Sacramento Kings or anywhere in between. Wherever he goes, he’ll bring a certain level of electricity with him and surely will immediately be a fan favorite wherever he winds up. But where are the best and worst cities where Walker could end up?
Let’s take a quick look.
Utah Jazz: This would be financially promising for Walker, as it’s the highest he could go at No. 3. He would also get into a fairly talented situation. That said, Utah already has its point guard in Devin Harris and a glut of talent at the guard position in Raja Bell and Gordon Hayward.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Kemba Walker, meet Derrick Williams, your new best friend and partner in crime. It’s highly unlikely that the Cavs would grab Walker if they opt to take Duke point guard Kyrie Irving first overall. But a Williams-Walker pairing would have Cleveland ecstatic.
Toronto Raptors: Walker would surely invigorate a fiercely loyal fanbase in Toronto, but unfortunately for Raptors fans, few of their stars end up staying around much longer than their rookie contracts. Still, Walker could become an immediate star north of the border.
Washington Wizards: Washington tabbed its point guard of the future when it picked John Wall last draft. It would seem unlikely the Wizards would select Walker at No. 6. If they did, Walker would likely be reduced to a bench role.
Sacramento Kings: Sacramento could sorely use Walker’s star power to get fans back in the seats in California’s capital. He would also team up with a talented, young offensive core with Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins, too.
Best cases: Cleveland, Toronto, Sacramento.
Worst cases: Utah, Washington.
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