NBA Draft 2011: News and Notes on Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, and More

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NBA Draft 2011: News and Notes on Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, and More
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The NBA draft is now less than three weeks away, and things are heating up with all the rumors flying around about some recent shakeups in the league.

In Minnesota, Ricky Rubio has decided to join the Timberwolves.  Does that change their strategy in the draft at all?  The Wolves do still hold the No. 20 pick as well as the No. 2 selection.

The Portland Trailblazers may look to move up in the draft.  They’re looking for a point guard (I had them taking Josh Selby earlier this week) and are willing to unload Andre Miller and the No. 21 pick.

There were plenty of workouts in the league yesterday as the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards and Miami Heat all had multiple prospects in for workouts.  Jimmer Fredette, Klay Thimpson and Marshon Brooks visited the Knicks facilities while the Heat hosted a slew of guards, too, including Kansas’ Josh Selby and Duke’s Nolan Smith.

The Heat need a point guard, but the Knicks could go in a variety of different directions, so they are still up in the air over their direction.  New Jersey and Washington are also still undecided about which direction they will go with their picks.

With all that is going on, let’s take a trip around the NBA and get the latest news on the prospects making waves in the upcoming NBA draft and the teams that may be in the market for them.

 

With the NBA Draft approaching, NBA Mock Draft season is here. Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for updated mock drafts, along with the latest NBA Draft news, analysis, rumors and predictions.

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