NBA Draft 2011: Kawhi Leonard and Four Soon to Be Valuable Role Players

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NBA Draft 2011: Kawhi Leonard and Four Soon to Be Valuable Role Players
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Role players are underrated, but are often very important keys to their team's success.

Throughout the 2011 NBA draft, several players will be sent to new cities to play on new teams.

Some of these players will become instant stars, others will become the glue holding a team together. These are the guys who may lack talent, but they do not lack heart and intangibles.

Whether a prospect was a household name at the collegiate level, or a player who made an ill-advised decision to make the professional jump, they will attempt to fill a roster spot at the professional level.

Here are five players, one for each position, who are destined to fill important roles in the NBA.

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