NBA Draft 2011: 5 Sleeper Picks Teams Should at Least Consider

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NBA Draft 2011: 5 Sleeper Picks Teams Should at Least Consider
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Sure, sure, we all know about Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams and Brandon Knight—the cream of the crop—of the 2011 NBA Draft.  They've been discussed and dissected, poked, prodded and compared and contrasted to no end. They finally should reap the benefits this Thursday evening when they will likely have some of the shortest waits of all the anxious prospects.

But they say you can't win a draft based on your first-round pick, you can, however, lose it there (Or is that what they say about fantasy drafts?  Sorry—they feel so real to me!).

So who are some of the biggest sleepers in this year's draft?  Who will make the most significant impact and/or provide a noteworthy surprise to all the draft experts who overlooked him?

Here are five sleepers who could eventually be those names.

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