2011 NBA Mock Draft: Golden State Selects Tristan Thompson with 11th Pick
Weight: 227 lbs.
Comparison: Brandon Bass
First he was in the draft, then he was out. Now, he's back in. If his status stays the same, he'll almost certainly be a lottery pick.
Thompson is a bit undersized for an NBA big man, but he has a wingspan (7'2") that makes up for his lack of standing height.
He plays hard, and that helps him on defense and on the offensive glass.
He still has to work on his perimeter game a bit, but that will come in time. If he can develop a reliable mid-range jumper, he could become very effective.
The Warriors spent a lot of money on David Lee but still haven't figured out their frontcourt. Thompson could easily become a part of that frontcourt rotation.
|1: Cavaliers – Kyrie Irving||16: 76ers – Markieff Morris|
|2: Timberwolves – Enes Kanter||17: Knicks – Josh Selby|
|3: Jazz – Derrick Williams||18: Wizards – Kenneth Faried|
|4: Cavaliers – Jan Vesely||19: Bobcats – Klay Thompson|
|5: Raptors – Brandon Knight||20: Timberwolves – Marshon Brooks|
|6: Wizards – Kawhi Leonard||21: Trail Blazers – Nikola Vucevic|
|7: Kings – Kemba Walker||22: Nuggets – Jordan Williams|
|8: Pistons – Bismack Biyombo||23: Rockets – Chris Singleton|
|9: Bobcats – Jonas Valanciunas||24: Thunder – Tyler Honeycutt|
|10: Bucks – Marcus Morris||25: Celtics – Justin Harper|
|11: Warriors – Tristan Thompson||26: Mavericks – Tobias Harris|
|12: Jazz – Jimmer Fredette||27: Nets – Nikola Mirotic|
|13: Suns – Jordan Hamilton||28: Bulls – Nolan Smith|
|14: Rockets – Donatas Motiejunas||29: Spurs – Charles Jenkins|
|15: Pacers – Alec Burks||30: Bulls – Jon Leuer|
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