NBA Draft 2011: Lots of Uncertainty in This Year's NBA Draft
The 2011 NBA draft takes place tonight, and with the Cleveland Cavaliers holding the No. 1 pick, it's all but assured that they will take Kyrie Irvingâ€”everything after that is a complete mystery.
Derrick Williams is the clear-cut No. 2 in this draft, but there is no telling if he is going to be a more aggressive Michael Beasley, a more athletic Antawn Jamison or a shorter, less-dominant-in-the-low-post Blake Griffin.
After Williams, the draft order from three to seven could go in about one of 7,384,294,321 different ways, depending on whether the international prospects are indeed as high on some teams' lists as we think they are, what the Cavs do with the No. 4 pick and how many teams try to trade up, trade down or just trade out altogether.
The mysteries surrounding a few players in this draft make it infinitely more intriguing, as nobody has seen Enes Kanter play competitive basketball in about a year, nobody has really seen anything more out of Bismack Biyombo than a workout and some footage from overseas and a former uber-hyped prep school star is coming to the draft looking like a second-round pick at best, but who knows with this league?
-- Jesse Dorsey
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