The 2011 NBA Draft is coming up soon, and everyone is paying attention to players such as Kyrie Irving, Enes Kanter, Kemba Walker and Derrick Williams—and with good reason. These guys will be picked first.
But here are some players you may want to stay tuned for because they could very well be important pieces to future playoff runs by your favorite team or mine.
Rajon Rondo was not a lottery pick. Where would the Celtics be without him? In fact, he wasn't even drafted by Boston; he was picked by Phoenix with the 21st selection in the 2006 NBA Draft.
So who are possible "diamonds in the rough" in this draft? Here are 10 players I feel could be stars in the league someday, but will be available after the lottery picks are done.