With the 2011 NBA draft coming up later this week, let's go through one last mock draft for both the first and second round and take an educated look at where each prospect might go.
The beginning of this draft seems to be fairly clear, but as soon as the lottery really gets going, the draft picture gets a little more murky. Muddy, not murky, may in fact be the best way to describe the potential pool of selections in the second round.
This draft class has gotten a reputation for being weak, but let's not discount it too much. While the top isn't as superstar-laden as normal, there are a lot of players in this class that could become valuable contributors down the road.
As the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat helped prove, contributors can be just as important as stars.