2011 NBA Mock Draft: Which Teams Will Take the Biggest Risks?

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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Which Teams Will Take the Biggest Risks?
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The word most fitting of this year's draft is risk, because so many teams will be taking one.

The talent in the draft isn't very good. Some scouts feel like there is less talent in this draft than in any draft since 2001.

As such, teams are willing to take more risks. With fewer sure things, teams are left with the choice of making a safer pick, who may be a solid contributor, or taking a relative unknown that may blossom into a star, but might also be out of the league in three years.

Unless there is a player they feel fills a specific need, teams are more likely to take a stab at hitting one out of the park with a high-risk, high-reward player.

Let's take a spin through the first round and see which teams are most likely to take these risks.

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