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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Full First Round Picks, Will Brandon Knight Go to Pistons?

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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Full First Round Picks, Will Brandon Knight Go to Pistons?
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Like every other potential draft pick not named Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight's future is very much in limbo after a surprising lottery night that saw two teams -- Cleveland and Utah -- sneak into the top 3 with picks they acquired at the trading deadline.

Three teams in the top 10 -- Toronto, Sacramento and Detroit -- need a point guard, while Minnesota (who still has no idea when Ricky Rubio might come to the US) and Charlotte (DJ Augustin has had a very up-and-down three years there) might also be looking for one.

Among draft experts, there's a big debate between Kemba Walker and Knight, while Knight is younger, bigger and has a seemingly higher ceiling, Walker is much more of a "true" point guard than Knight, who might end up being a combo guard.

The Pistons, sitting at #8, began the process of rebuilding by picking Georgetown big man Greg Monroe last year, but they're still years away from contending -- especially with the huge contracts of Rip Hamilton, Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva sitting on their cap.

There's a decent chance Knight makes it to them at #8, but they might be better off getting another big man to pair with Monroe up-front. Point guards are a dime-a-dozen in the modern NBA, while quality big men are worth their weight in gold.

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