With the 2011 NBA draft just days away, the buzz and speculation over potential picks reaches a high point as we prepare for Thursday night's action.
From the Cleveland Cavaliers still mulling options with the first overall pick to the never-ending Jimmer Fredette debate, there's no shortage of storylines for what promises to be the last hurrah before some grueling collective bargaining between the owners and players.
Is Kyrie Irving a lock to go No. 1? Is this draft class more talented than most experts have been giving it credit for? One thing that can't be denied is the opportunity for franchises to shape their futures, and while there might not be the expected selection of sure-fire star talent, this is a deep class with options aplenty.
Whose name gets called first is still to be decided. Who wins and loses waits for Thursday night.