NBA Draft 2011: 10 Teams That Could Surprise on Draft Night

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NBA Draft 2011: 10 Teams That Could Surprise on Draft Night
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Every year, the NBA Draft brings out a handful of surprises. Whether it's by trading picks/players (i.e. the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers trading Tyrus Thomas and LeMarcus Aldridge in the 2006 draft), or by teams taking players no one believed they would (i.e. the Timberwolves drafting consecutive point guards with Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn in the 2009 draft), there's usually a moment no one sees coming.

With the draft being the final event before what looks to be a lengthy NBA lockout, GM's may be more willing to take risks due to the uncertainty of current contracts.

It's widely known that this draft class has two elite players, then a massive log jam in the top 20 or so. This could also cause some teams to be less concerned with their exact pick because of such similar talent, while others may fall in love with a player and will be looking to do whatever it takes to grab them.

Here's a look at 10 teams that may cause a stir on draft day.

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