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NBA Draft: The Best First-Round Pick in Each Franchise's History

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NBA Draft: The Best First-Round Pick in Each Franchise's History
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The 2011 NBA Draft is just over 48 hours away, and with the Cleveland Cavaliers holding two picks in the top four, I'm obviously interested.

However, there are so many other things that make the draft good besides waiting to see who your favorite team drafts.

There are draft-day suits, 90-person entourages, David Stern desperately trying to get the newest draft pick to look at the camera when they are shaking his hand, the people of New York inevitably booing whoever it is that their team drafts, booing David Stern, yet cheering wildly for Adam Silver, and then there are my two favorite parts of the draft; crying moms and Stuart Scott confusing the pants off whichever international prospect he is interviewing.

The little things that make the draft as entertaining as it is are by far the best part of the draft and what makes it the most underrated sports-related bit of entertainment all year long.

However, the draft is about the players, and let's face it, the first round is where all the franchise players are drafted, and it's what we all tune in for.

So I've gone through the history of each team and picked out the best first-round draft pick over the years for each current NBA team.

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