2011 NBA Mock Draft: Markieff Morris Highlights and Pro Projections

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2011 NBA Mock Draft Has Markieff Morris' Draft Stock Rising, But Where Will He Land?

You would think that with all of the shaky prospects in this year's draft, that Markieff Morris would be getting more attention.

Morris isn't the smoothest offensive player in this draft, but there are few talents in this crop of prospective rookies that have the athleticism that the Kansas product brings to the table.

It will take work to bring his offense to the point where he can take over games, but with his explosive talent, it is only a matter of time before he gets there and starts terrorizing opposing defenses.

Despite that raw talent, Morris will be drafted behind his brother Marcus, who is much more polished on the offensive end, but in the end, it will be Markieff who ends up being the better pro player.

However, teams are going to shy away from him, even though he reportedly wowed the Pistons at his workout this week. Look for Morris to fall out of the lottery and get scooped up by a playoff team, either Indiana or Philadelphia, both of which could use a big man.

The Sixers are a best-case scenario for Morris, who would be playing in his home town with Elton Brand there to mentor him and fix the flaws in his offensive game.

Right now, I have Morris landing with the Pacers, but you can check out the rest of my mock draft below.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Kyrie Irving

2. Minnesota Timberwolves - Derrick Williams

3. Utah Jazz - Enes Kanter

4. Cleveland Cavaliers - Jonas Valanciunas

5. Toronto Raptors - Brandon Knight

6. Washington Wizards - Jan Vesley

7. Sacramento Kings - Kemba Walker

8. Detroit Pistons - Tristan Thompson

9. Charlotte Bobcats - Marcus Morris

10. Milwaukee Bucks - Alec Burks

11. Golden State Warriors - Klay Thompson

12. Utah Jazz - Jimmer Fredette

13. Phoenix Suns - Kawhi Leonard

14. Houston Rockets - Bismack Biyombo

15. Indiana Pacers - Markieff Morris

16. Philadelphia 76ers - Nikola Vucevic

17. New York Knicks - Imam Shumpert

18. Washington Wizards - Donatas Motiejunas

19. Charlotte Bobcats - Jordan Hamilton

20. Minnesota Timberwolves - Chris Singleton

21. Portland Trail Blazers - Kenneth Faried

22. Denver Nuggets - Marshon Brooks

23. Houston Rockets - Darius Morris

24. Oklahoma City Thunder - Reggie Jackson

25. Boston Celtics - Tobias Harris

26. Dallas Mavericks - Nikola Mirotic

27. New Jersey Nets - Jeremy Tyler

28. Chicago Bulls - Justin Harper

29. San Antonio Spurs - Davis Bertans

30. Chicago Bulls - Tyler Honeycutt


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