2011 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 55 Players and Teams They May Land On

Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2011

2011 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 55 Players and Teams They May Land On

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 26:  Derrick Williams #23 of the Arizona Wildcats reacts after a dunk against of the Connecticut Huskies during the west regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center on March 26, 2011 in Anaheim, Cali
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    The 2011 NBA Draft is almost upon us and predicting the landing spots for the top prospects really isn't getting any easier.

    The stock of several of the biggest names have been moving up and down like a teeter-totter over the last couple weeks.

    Jimmer Fredette, Marshon Brooks and Josh Selby are on the rise while Bismack Biyombo and Brandon Knight may be fading a bit.

    Right now, any guess is just that—a guess.  And that's what I'll endeavor to do for this year's top 55 prospects right now...

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55: Jon Diebler

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    CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 20: Jon Diebler #33 of the Ohio HState Buckeyes handles the ball against the George Mason Patriots during the third of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 20, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by
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    Height: 6'7"

    Weight: 197 lbs.

    Position: SG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Boston Celtics (Pick No. 55)

    Diebler is one of the best shooters in the draft and could learn a lot from Ray Allen about how to play off the ball and use screens.

54: E'twaun Moore

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11:  E'Twaun Moore #33 of the Purdue Boilermakers drives against the Michigan State Spartans during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 11, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 192 lbs.

    Position: SG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Chicago Bulls (Pick No. 44)

    The biggest hole in Chicago's lineup last year was at shooting guard.  

    E'Twaun Moore could take some pressure off Derrick Rose with his scoring and great outside shooting.  

    Chicago could use their third pick in the draft (44th overall) to take Moore.

53: Jereme Richmond

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: Jereme Richmond #22 of the Illinois Fighting Illini shoots over Tristan Thompson #13 of the Texas Longhorns during the 2k Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 18, 2010 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/
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    Height: 6'7"

    Weight: 205 lbs.

    Position: SF

    Age: 19

    Where He May Land: Los Angeles Clippers (Pick No. 47)

    In terms of starters, the Clippers are in decent shape at every position but small forward.  

    Jereme Richmond wasn't very productive as a freshman for Illinois but did show some promise, and the Clippers have a history of reaching (Richmond is a reach even in the second round).

52: Ben Hansbrough

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    CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 18:  Ben Hansbrough #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on while playing against the Akron Zips in the first half during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 18, 2011 in Chi
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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 203 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 23

    Where He May Land: Indiana Pacers (Pick No. 42)

    Hansbrough hasn't been able to help his stock at all during the workout circuit as an injury has kept him off the court.  Unfortunately, that may keep him from being drafted at all.

    If some team does take a chance on him, I don't think they'll be disappointed.  He may have the biggest heart of any player in this class, and that helped him Big East Player of the Year this season.

    The Pacers need perimeter offense and a backup point guard for Darren Collison.  Plus, pick-and-rolls with the Hansbrough brothers would be fun to watch.

51: David Lighty

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    CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 20: David Lighty #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs up court after a play against the George Mason Patriots during the third of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 20, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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    Height: 6'7"

    Weight: 216 lbs.

    Position: SG/SF

    Age: 23

    Where He May Land: San Antonio Spurs (Pick No. 59)

    David Lighty had a solid senior year for Ohio State and provides a skill that is always in demand.  He hit 43 percent of his three-point attempts last year and averaged 12.1 points a game.

    The Spurs have a knack for finding late-round gems, and Lighty may be available when the team selects all the way down at No. 59.

    They need a backup for Richard Jefferson, and Lighty might be able to fill that role.

50: Demetri McCamey

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11:  Demetri McCamey #32 of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks to pass the ball against the Michigan Wolverines during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 11, 2011 in In
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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 205 lbs.

    Position: PG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Los Angeles Lakers (Pick No. 56 or 58)

    If the Lakers don't acquire a point guard in a trade (Monta Ellis anyone?), they may look to replace Derek Fisher through the draft.

    They have four second-round picks, and there could be a couple steals at their position of need. McCamey averaged 6.6 assists a game over the last two years and has great size (6'3") for an NBA point guard.

49: Cory Joseph

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    GREENSBORO, NC - DECEMBER 18:  Cory Joseph #5 of the Texas Longhorns against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Greensboro Coliseum on December 18, 2010 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 186 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Sacramento Kings (Pick No. 35)

    A lot of people think the Kings will take a point guard (specifically Kemba Walker) with the seventh overall pick.  

    If they go for something else in the first round, they could use the 35th overall pick on a point guard like Cory Joseph.

48: Keith Benson

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    TULSA, OK - MARCH 18:  Keith Benson #34 of the Oakland Golden Grizzlies goes up for a shot against Alexis Wangmene #20 of the Texas Longhorns during the second round game of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 18, 2011 in Tuls
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    Height: 6'11"

    Weight: 217 lbs.

    Position: PF/C

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Miami Heat (Pick No. 31)

    Keith Benson is an under-the-radar prospect that I think could have some success in his first year in the league.

    Over the last two years, he averaged 17.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game. Plus, he's shown a little range, hitting 39 percent of his three-point attempts.

    Miami needs a center and I see them using the first pick of the second round on one.

47: Bojan Bogdanovich

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    Height: 6'7"

    Weight: 200 lbs.

    Position: SF

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Los Angeles Clippers (Pick No. 37)

    It's rare to see an overseas prospect putting up serious numbers in the Euroleague he plays in.  Bogdanovich averaged 16 points in one league and 21 in another last season.

    He's not the most athletic prospect, but his fundamentally-sound game would fit nicely in the gaping hole the Clippers have at small forward.

46: Scotty Hopson

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    ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 11:  Scotty Hopson #32 of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts during their 74 to 85 loss to the Florida Gators in the quarterfinals of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Georgia Dome on March 11, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Ke
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    Height: 6'7"

    Weight: 205 lbs.

    Position: SG/SF

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Golden State Warriors (Pick No. 43)

    The Warriors are talking about trading Monta Ellis.  If they don't get another wing back in an Ellis deal, they may try to add one in the draft.

    He'll almost certainly be available when Golden State's No. 43 pick comes up.

    Hopson can really score, but there are a lot of questions about character, attitude, etc.

45: Isaiah Thomas

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Isaiah Thomas #2 of the Washington Huskies reacts in the second half while taking on the North Carolina Tar Heels during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2011 i
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    Height: 5'10"

    Weight: 186 lbs.

    Position: PG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Milwaukee Bucks (Pick No. 40)

    Milwaukee needs a backup point guard, and Thomas was one of the nation's best last year.  He averaged 17 points and six assists a game last year.

44: Chandler Parsons

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 24:  Chandler Parsons #25 of the Florida Gators drives against the Brigham Young Cougars during the Southeast regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at New Orleans Arena on March 24, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Height: 6'10"

    Weight: 221 lbs.

    Position: SF

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Los Angeles Clippers (Pick No. 37)

    Parsons is a difficult prospect to get a handle on.  Physically, there's a lot of intrigue that comes with a 6'10" wing who can pass, rebound and hit threes.

    The question with Parsons is a psychological one.  He doesn't always look engaged and certainly isn't as aggressive as he could be.

    If someone could somehow light a little fire under him, he could be a very good point forward in the league.  A pick-and-roll combo of Parsons and Blake Griffin would be fun to watch.

43: Jimmy Butler

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    CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 18: Jimmy Butler #33 of the Marquette Golden Eagles dunks the ball against the Xavier Musketeers during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 18, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Phot
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    Height: 6'8"

    Weight: 222 lbs.

    Position: SF

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Cleveland Cavaliers (Pick No. 32 or 54)

    The Cavs biggest need is on the wing, but it looks like they'll go point guard and big with the first and fourth overall picks.

    They may take a wing with the second pick of the second round.  Butler is a solid all-around player with great character.  No. 32 is probably pretty high for him, but you never know.

42: Kyle Singler

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    GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 13:  Kyle Singler #12 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts as teammate Kyrie Irving #1 and the bench cheer him on during the second half of the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2011 ACC men's baske
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 228 lbs.

    Position: SF

    Age: 23

    Where He May Land: New Jersey Nets (Pick No. 27 or 36)

    Kyle Singler stuck around for his senior season, hoping to win back-to-back national championships.

    After being outshined by Nolan Smith and Kyrie Irving, Singler is now seen as a first-round bubble pick at best.

    His maturity and experience could still get him selected in the top 30 and the Nets (No. 27 pick) need a small forward.

41: Trey Thompkins

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18:  Trey Thompkins #33 of the Georgia Bulldogs dunks the ball while taking on the Washington Huskies during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 18, 2011 in Charlotte, Nor
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    Height: 6'10"

    Weight: 239 lbs.

    Position: PF

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Detroit Pistons (Pick No. 33)

    Greg Monroe had a solid rookie year, and the Pistons could use another big man to pair with him in the frontcourt.

40: Shelvin Mack

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    HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04:  Shelvin Mack #1 of the Butler Bulldogs with the ball while taking on Connecticut Huskies during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston,
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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 209 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Los Angeles Lakers (Pick No. 41 or 46)

    Like I said previously, the Lakers could be looking for a point guard in the second round and Shelvin Mack could be a great choice.

    Mack wasn't a great distributor in college but probably wouldn't need to be with the Lakers.  Mike Brown's primary ball-handler in Cleveland was LeBron James, so it's safe to assume Kobe will have the ball a lot.

39: Iman Shumpert

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    GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 10:  Iman Shumpert #1 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dribbles down the court during the second half of the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the first round of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Co
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    Height: 6'6"

    Weight: 222 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Houston Rockets (Pick No. 38 )

    Physically, Iman Shumpert is one of the best prospects in the draft.  He's a 6'6" point guard and was tied for first at the pre-draft camp at the vertical jump and was third on the bench press.

    His actual game needs a lot of refinement.

    The Rockets have Goran Dragic, but some still feel they may be looking for a backup for Kyle Lowry.

38: Norris Cole

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    MIAMI - MARCH 20:  Guard Norris Cole #30 (R) of the Cleveland State University Vikings takes a shot over  guard L.D. Williams #42 (L) of Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the American Ai
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    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 175 lbs.

    Position: PG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: San Antonio Spurs (Pick No. 29)

    Norris Cole was one of the nation's most prolific scorers this past season but was a solid facilitator as well.  He averaged 21.7 points and 5.3 assists a game.

    If the Spurs trade Tony Parker, they could be looking at point guards with the No. 29 pick.

37: Travis Leslie

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18:  Travis Leslie #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs dunks the ball in the first half while taking on the Washington Huskies during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 18, 2011 i
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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 205 lbs.

    Position: SG

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Chicago Bulls (Pick No. 28 or 30)

    The Bulls need for a shooting guard is well documented.  Leslie could fill the role fairly well for the team.

    He's one of the most athletic prospects in the draft, but I wouldn't expect him to take much pressure off Rose offensively.

36: Malcolm Lee

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    TAMPA, FL - MARCH 17:  Malcolm Lee #3 of the UCLA Bruins reacts after UCLA held on to win 78-76 against Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at St. Pete Times Forum on March 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florid
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    Height: 6'6"

    Weight: 198 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Cleveland Cavaliers (Pick No. 32)

    Right now, it looks like the Cavs are going to take Kyrie Irving with the top overall pick.  

    If they go with Derrick Williams instead, they may take Enes Kanter with the fourth pick and still need a point guard when their third pick comes up (No. 32 overall).

    The biggest problem with Lee is determining whether he's a point guard or shooting guard.  He has some upside but is a bit of a risk.

35: Davis Bertans

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    Height: 6'10"

    Weight: 210 lbs.

    Position: SF/PF

    Age: 18

    Where He May Land: Dallas Mavericks (Pick No. 26)

    Bertans is considered to be one of the best shooters in this year's draft class.  A few years learning from Dirk Nowitzki could help him become a solid player.

34: Jordan Williams

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    GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 11:  Jordan Williams #20 of the Maryland Terrapins shoots against Mason Plumlee #5 of the Duke Blue Devils during the first half in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 11
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 247 lbs.

    Position: PF/C

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Denver Nuggets (Pick No. 22)

    Based on numbers alone, Williams had a fantastic year for Maryland.  He averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds a game.

    He's a little undersized for his listed position but may still be selected in the first round.  The Nuggets will really need some size if they lose Kenyon Martin and Nene to free agency.

33: Nolan Smith

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24:  Nolan Smith #2 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Arizona Wildcats during the west regional semifinal of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center on March 24, 2011 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by
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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 188 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Chicago Bulls (Pick No. 28 or 30)

    With all the hype surrounding Kyrie Irving, people seem to have forgotten Duke's other point guard—the more productive and experienced point guard.

    Nolan Smith led Duke to a national championship in 2010 and averaged 20.6 points and 5.1 assists a game this season.

    His ability to play both positions could make him a great pick for the Bulls at the end of the first round.

32: Jeremy Tyler

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    Height: 6'11"

    Weight: 263 lbs.

    Position: C/PF

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Miami Heat (Pick No. 31)

    The Heat desperately need to upgrade at center.  Jeremy Tyler might embody "high-risk, high-reward" more than any other prospect this year.

31: Jon Leuer

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 24:  Jon Leuer #30 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after being called for a foul against the Butler Bulldogs during the Southeast regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at New Orleans Arena on March 24, 2011 in New O
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    Height: 7'0"

    Weight: 223 lbs.

    Position: PF/C

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Houston Rockets (Pick No. 23 or 38)

    The Rockets really need to find a replacement for Yao Ming, and after the pre-draft camp, it looks like Jon Leuer has the size to play center.

    He may be a stretch at 23, but he would be a steal at 38.

    After playing the vast majority of his life as a guard, Leuer is extremely versatile.  He handles and shoots the ball extremely well for a seven-footer.

30: Darius Morris

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Darius Morris #4 of the Michigan Wolverines moves the ball while taking on the Duke Blue Devils during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2011 in Charlotte, North
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    Height: 6'5"

    Weight: 190 lbs.

    Position: PG

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Dallas Mavericks (Pick No. 26)

    There could be four point guards taken in the top 10 this year, but the fifth may not be selected until the end of the first round.  That player will either be Josh Selby or Darius Morris.

    Morris has a great body for a point guard (6'5" with a 6'8" wingspan) and was very productive as a sophomore.  He averaged 15 points and 6.7 assists a game for Michigan.

    Dallas could use a point guard to fill Jason Kidd's shoes when he retires (Rodrigue Beaubois is more of a shooting guard right now).

29: Nikola Mirotic

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    Height: 6'10"

    Weight: 226 lbs.

    Position: SF/PF

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: New Jersey Nets (Pick No. 27)

    Mirotic has a lot of talent, and the Nets need a small forward.  Thing is, he's under contract with his European team until 2016.

    Buyout concerns could really make him slip on draft night.

28: Justin Harper

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 25:  Justin Harper #32 of the Richmond Spiders handles the ball against Mario Little #23 of the Kansas Jayhawks during the southwest regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Alamodome on March 25, 2011 in San An
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 228 lbs.

    Position: PF

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Boston Celtics (Pick No. 25)

    With Shaquille O'Neal retired and Kevin Garnett clearly aging, the Celtics could really use some youth down low.

    Harper's versatility (45 percent from three-point range last year) could get him into the rotation as early as next year.  

    He'll have to work on his rebounding to be a solid starter with Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green in the future.

27: JaJuan Johnson

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    CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 20: JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers shoots against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the first half during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 20, 2011 in Chicago, Il
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    Height: 6'10"

    Weight: 220 lbs.

    Position: PF

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Dallas Mavericks (Pick No. 26)

    JaJuan Johnson is one of the most underrated prospects in the draft.  

    It's hard to imagine how such a long, athletic big who averaged 21 points and nine rebounds a game for one of the Big Ten's best teams could be seen as a second-rounder.

    One team that could take him in the first is Dallas.  They need some depth behind Dirk Nowitzki.

26: Tyler Honeycutt

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    TAMPA, FL - MARCH 19:  Tyler Honeycutt #23 of the UCLA Bruins attempts a shot agaisnt the Florida Gators during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at St. Pete Times Forum on March 19, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. Florida won 73-65. (P
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    Height: 6'8"

    Weight: 186 lbs.

    Position: SF/SG

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Oklahoma City Thunder (Pick No. 24)

    Even after two years of college, many still judge Honeycutt based on his potential.  

    If he can develop into the kind of player some thought he would coming out of high school, he could be a great fit for the Thunder.

    They could really use a more reliable backup for Kevin Durant.

25: Charles Jenkins

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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 216 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Chicago Bulls (Pick No. 28 or 30)

    Yet another combo guard option for the Bulls.  This one could definitely relieve some of the pressure Derrick Rose is under on offense.

    Jenkins is one of the draft's best scorers.  As a senior, he averaged nearly 23 points a game while shooting 52 percent from the field and 42 percent from three-point range.

24: Reggie Jackson

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    GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 11:  Reggie Jackson #0 of the Boston College Eagles moves the ball against the Clemson Tigers during the second half in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2011 in Gr
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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 208 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Houston Rockets (Pick No. 23)

    Reggie Jackson is 6'3" with a crazy 7'0" wingspan and used his length to put up great numbers at Boston College last year.

    He scored 18.2 points a game on 50 percent shooting (including 42 percent from three-point range).  He also averaged 4.5 assists a game.

    He could be a solid backup for Kyle Lowry next year.

23: Nikola Vucevic

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    DAYTON, OH - MARCH 16: Nikola Vucevic #5 of the USC Trojans walks off the court after being defeated by the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at UD Arena on March 16, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio.  (Pho
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    Height: 7'0"

    Weight: 260 lbs.

    Position: C/PF

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Portland Trail Blazers (Pick No. 21)

    Greg Oden didn't really pan out for the Blazers at center, and they definitely need someone younger to replace the 37-year old Marcus Camby in a year or two.

    Vucevic may be the steal of the draft.  Some at the pre-draft camp even thought he might be better than Enes Kanter.

22: Tobias Harris

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18:  Tobias Harris #12 of the Tennessee Volunteers drives through Evan Smotrycz #23 and Zack Novak #0 of the Michigan Wolverines in the first half during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Ca
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    Height: 6'8"

    Weight: 223 lbs.

    Position: SF

    Age: 18

    Where He May Land: Charlotte Bobcats (Pick No. 19)

    Charlotte lost a lot on both ends of the floor when the traded Gerald Wallace to Portland.  Tobias Harris could replace a little bit of what they lost.

21: Donatas Motiejunas

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    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08:  Donatas Motiejunas of Lithuania tries to get past Gordon Hayward of the United States defends during the U19 Basketball World Championships match between the United States and Lithuania at North Shore Events Centre on Jul
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    Height: 7'0"

    Weight: 220 lbs.

    Position: PF/C

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Houston Rockets (Pick No. 14 or 23)

    I've said it over and over, but the Rockets really need a legitimate center.  Motiejunas needs to pack on some weight, but he could eventually be a good NBA big man.

20: Bismack Biyombo

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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 243 lbs.

    Position: PF/C

    Age: 18

    Where He May Land: Detroit Pistons (Pick No. 8)

    Biyombo recently hurt his stock at Adidas Eurocamp where he was anything but impressive in terms of skill.

    However, his size (6'9" with a 7'7" wingspan) and attitude could still get him drafted in the lottery.

19: Markieff Morris

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 27:  Markieff Morris #21 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts during the southwest regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams at the Alamodome on March 27, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 241 lbs.

    Position: PF/C

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Philadelphia 76ers (Pick No. 16)

    Elton Brand had a pretty decent year for Philadelphia last year, but he's no spring chicken.

    Markieff Morris could come in and be a solid bench player for a couple years before permanently replacing Brand.

18: Chris Singleton

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 25:  Chris Singleton #31 of the Florida State Seminoles reacts during the southwest regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams at the Alamodome on March 25, 2011 in San Antonio, Tex
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 230 lbs.

    Position: SF/PF

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Utah Jazz (Pick No. 12)

    What Utah needs most is perimeter scoring, but some (specifically ESPN's Chad Ford) think they may take Singleton with their second first-round pick because of his defense.

    Personally, I think it would be a terrible choice, but it's an option.

17: Kenneth Faried

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    DENVER, CO - MARCH 19:  Kenneth Faried #35 of the Morehead State Eagles dunks reacts after a play against the Richmond Spiders during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 19, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Pho
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    Height: 6'8"

    Weight: 225 lbs.

    Position: PF/C

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Washington Wizards (Pick No. 18)

    Washington has a few solid young pieces in place for the future (John Wall, Nick Yound and JaVale McGee), but they would be wise to replace Andray Blatche and his attitude at power forward.

    Kenneth Faried is one of this draft class's hardest workers and would be a great fit with the Wizards.

16: Josh Selby

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 25:  Josh Selby #32 of the Kansas Jayhawks looks on during the southwest regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Richmond Spiders at the Alamodome on March 25, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. Kansas defeated R
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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 195 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: New York Knicks (Pick No. 17)

    New York really needs a point guard and many feel Selby may be the answer.

    His stock plummeted throughout his ineffective freshman season, but it's working its way back up during the workout circuit.

15: Klay Thompson

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10:  Klay Thompson #1 of the Washington State Cougars reacts after making a shot in the second half while taking on the Washington Huskies in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples
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    Height: 6'7"

    Weight: 206 lbs.

    Position: SG

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Indiana Pacers (Pick No. 15)

    Some feel Klay Thompson may be the best shooting guard in this draft, but he lacks the athleticism that most elite wings have.

    His ability to score will still be coveted on draft night, especially by the perimeter-challenged Pacers.

14: Marcus Morris

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 27:  Marcus Morris #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks goes to the basket against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the southwest regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Alamodome on March 27, 2011 in San Anto
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 230 lbs.

    Position: PF

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Milwaukee Bucks (Pick No. 10)

    Andrew Bogut is one of the best centers in the league but needs a more reliable frontcourt mate. Milwaukee as a team was the worst in the league offensively.

    Morris seems like an answer to both those issues.  He's one of this draft's best scoring power forwards.

13: Jordan Hamilton

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    TULSA, OK - MARCH 20:  Jordan Hamilton #3 of the Texas Longhorns reacts at the end of their 70-69 loss to the Arizona Wildcats in the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 20, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Photo by T
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 228 lbs.

    Position: SF/SG

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Phoenix Suns (Pick No. 13)

    The Suns most pressing need may be finding a point guard to replace Steve Nash, but all the lottery-quality ones  will probably be gone by the time Phoenix is on the clock.

    Replacing the aging Vince Carter and Grant Hill should be a priority as well.  Jordan Hamilton has great size for a wing (6'9"), and he can score from all over the floor.

12: Marshon Brooks

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Marshon Brooks #2 of the Providence Friars dribbles the ball against Jimmy Butler #33 of the Marquette Golden Eagles during the first round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at
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    Height: 6'5"

    Weight: 195 lbs.

    Position: SG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Minnesota Timberwolves (Pick No. 20)

    Marshon Brooks has a chance to be the best shooting guard from this year's draft.  He tested very well athletically at the pre-draft camp and measured a very impressive 7'1" wingspan.

    This past year, he averaged 24.6 points and seven rebounds a game while playing in the highly-touted Big East Conference.

    Minnesota can upgrade everywhere but power forward.  Brooks and newly-signed Ricky Rubio could be an exciting young backcourt.

11: Tristan Thompson

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    TULSA, OK - MARCH 20:  Tristan Thompson #13 of the Texas Longhorns walks off the court after their 70-69 loss to the Arizona Wildcats in the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 20, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Pho
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 227 lbs.

    Position: PF

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Toronto Raptors (Pick No. 5)

    Toronto is talking about trading starting center Andrea Bargnani, and Ed Davis might step into that role.  If that happens, Toronto-grown Tristan Thompson could be a solid frontcourt mate for Davis.

    He was fairly productive as a freshman, but scouts like him because of his upside, athleticism and length (6'9" with a 7'2" wingspan). 

10: Kawhi Leonard

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    TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 19:  Kawhi Leonard #15 of the San Diego State Aztecs drives against the Temple Owls during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at McKale Center on March 19, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Im
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    Height: 6'7"

    Weight: 228 lbs.

    Position: SF/PF

    Age: 19

    Where He May Land: Washington Wizards (Pick No. 6)

    Kawhi Leonard's game lacks polish, but his great length (6'7" with a 7'3" wingspan) and never-idle motor make him a near lock for the lottery.

    If the Wizards land Leonard and Kenneth Faried (which I have them doing in my latest mock draft), they could be in the playoffs in a year or two.

9: Jonas Valanciunas

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    Height: 6'10"

    Weight: 230 lbs.

    Position: C/PF

    Age: 19

    Where He May Land: Golden State Warriors (Pick No. 11)

    Golden State really needs a center, and some feel Valanciunas may be the most talented overseas prospect in this draft.

8: Alec Burks

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10:  Alec Burks #10 of the Colorado Buffaloes stands on the court against the Kansas State Wildcats during their quarterfinal game in the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2011 in Kan
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    Height: 6'6"

    Weight: 193 lbs.

    Position: SG

    Age: 19

    Where He May Land: Charlotte Bobcats (Pick No. 9)

    Alec Burks could replace a lot of the scoring Charlotte lost when they traded Gerald Wallace to Portland.

    He could start at shooting guard for the team (moving Stephen Jackson to small forward).  He's 6'6" with a 6'10" wingspan and averaged 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds a game.

7: Kemba Walker

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    HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04:  Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4,
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    Height: 6'1"

    Weight: 184 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Sacramento Kings (Pick No. 7)

    Tyreke Evans looks more suited to the wing than point guard, so the Kings may be looking for a point guard with their lottery pick.

    Kemba Walker could come in and be an instant leader for the team.  He led his Huskies on an insane run through the Big East and NCAA tournaments on his way to becoming a national champion.

6: Jimmer Fredette

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    DENVER, CO - MARCH 19:  Jimmer Fredette #32 of the Brigham Young Cougars handles the ball against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 19, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Do
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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 196 lbs.

    Position: PG/SG

    Age: 22

    Where He May Land: Utah Jazz (Pick No. 12)

    Jimmer Fredette is answering all the questions regarding his pro prospects by allowing his game to do the talking.

    After every workout he has (the pre-draft camp, Indiana, New York and Sacramento), nobody has anything bad to say about him.

    He's demonstrated that he has the athleticism to play at this level, and he's the best shooter in the draft.

    If he falls to the Jazz at No. 12, they'd be crazy to pass on him.

5: Jan Vesely

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    Height: 6'11"

    Weight: 240 lbs.

    Position: SF/PF

    Age: 21

    Where He May Land: Cleveland Cavaliers (Pick No. 4)

    Vesely has risen above the rest of the overseas prospects over the last few weeks.  He has great size and is fairly athletic.

    Some think he may develop into a bigger version of Andrei Kirilenko (the AK-47 of a few years ago).

    If that's the case, he could start at either forward spot for Cleveland.

4: Brandon Knight

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    HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02:  Brandon Knight #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats moves the ball while taking on the Connecticut Huskies during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in
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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 177 lbs.

    Position: PG

    Age: 19

    Where He May Land: Toronto Raptors (Pick No. 5)

    Knight will only fall to the Raptors if the Jazz take a big man at No. 3 (which they should do if Enes Kanter or Derrick Williams is available).

    Knight and DeMar DeRozan would make for a very exciting, young backcourt.

3: Enes Kanter

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    Height: 6'11"

    Weight: 260 lbs.

    Position: C/PF

    Age: 19

    Where He May Land: Minnesota Timberwolves (Pick No. 2)

    Kanter is widely regarded as the best center in this year's draft class.

    The T'Wolves need a center much more than they need a forward like Derrick Williams (they already have Michael Beasley and Kevin Love).

2: Kyrie Irving

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Kyrie Irving #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts in the first half while taking on the Michigan Wolverines during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2011 in Charlot
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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 191 lbs.

    Position: PG

    Age: 19

    Where He May Land: Cleveland Cavaliers (Pick No. 1)

    I don't think it makes a ton of sense, but it looks like the Cavaliers are going to select Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick.

    I don't see Irving as the kind of can't-miss prospect that most No. 1s are, and he and his agent's refusals to work out or test only adds to my suspicion.

1: Derrick Williams

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12:  Derrick Williams #23 of the Arizona Wildcats shoots a free throw while taking on the Washington Huskies in the championship game of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 12, 2011 i
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    Height: 6'9"

    Weight: 248 lbs.

    Position: PF/SF

    Age: 20

    Where He May Land: Cleveland Cavaliers (Pick No. 1)

    Derrick Williams is the right choice for the Cavs at No. 1, but it doesn't look like they're leaning that direction.

    Williams has more talent and athleticism than Irving, and he's a better fit for this team.

    If they don't take him at No. 1, there is a chance he'd fall all the way to their second pick at No. 4, but the Cavaliers shouldn't run that risk.

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