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NBA Draft 2011: The Washington Wizards and 5 Teams Looking to Trade Up
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In a professional draft, a team trading up in the first round is one of the more exhilarating events of a draft. Initially, the fans whose team traded up get all excited that their team may grab a player they never dreamed of getting, and the fans whose team traded down are flat-out baffled.

Once the pick is selected and the subsequent trade is announced, fans' opinions will change, but it's always exciting to be a part of a trade in the first round of a draft.

With the NBA Draft only consisting of two rounds, teams must move fast if they hope to trade up, considering it isn't a marathon like the NFL and MLB Drafts.

It's obvious to anyone that's followed the draft that the talent pool this year is severely lacking in star power. Only two players, Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams, are believed to be likely All-Stars.

Fittingly, the team with the No. 2 selection, the Minnesota Timberwolves, have been actively shopping their pick as they really don't have a need for either player. This has caused much speculation as to whether the pick will be traded, and who the likely candidates are to obtain this highly desired selection.

Here is a look at five teams who will be looking to move up in the draft, though not necessarily all the way up to the second pick.

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