2011 NBA Draft: Winners, Losers and a Few Teams That Need to Make a Few Moves

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2011 NBA Draft: Winners, Losers and a Few Teams That Need to Make a Few Moves
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Minnesota may have gotten the best player in the draft, but should they have gone in a different direction.

The picks are in at the 2011 NBA Draft, and it proved to be an interesting night, though not nearly as exciting in terms of trades and movement.

As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers took Kyrie Irving No. 1 overall (more on that later). The Minnesota Timberwolves did not trade the second pick and took Derrick Williams (definitely more on that later), and the Utah Jazz took Enes Kanter third.

While none of the big names moved (Pau Gasol, Andre Iguodala and Monta Ellis to name a few), there were quite a few moves on the back end of the draft that could pay dividends in the coming years. Not to be forgotten, the Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats and Sacramento Kings engineered a three-way trade that could end up helping each team in the immediate future.

Here are my winners and losers, plus a few incompletes from the draft.

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