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NBA Draft 2011: Comparing Top 25 Prospects to Historical NBA Figures

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NBA Draft 2011: Comparing Top 25 Prospects to Historical NBA Figures
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The 2011 NBA Draft continues to inch closer, and more is surfacing about each prospect.

Each player is trying to impress teams so they can improve their draft position. As some players rise up the ranks, some see their stock start to drop.

A common thing to do is to compare a player to a current NBA star to give people a feel for their skill set. This gives some the idea that a player is destined for stardom. However, players are just likened to a big-name player to give the average fan an idea of their style of play.

How about comparing the up-and-comers to the biggest names the game has ever seen?

With this list, the top 25 players on Chad Ford's big board will be paralleled with some of the best players ever to play in the NBA.

These comparisons should not be blown out of proportion. They are merely noticeable similarities, not career predictions.

Here we go.

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