2011 NBA Draft Grades: Grading the Riskiness of Each First-Round Pick

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2011 NBA Draft Grades: Grading the Riskiness of Each First-Round Pick
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The 2011 NBA Draft is upon us, and it's finally time to discuss (and inevitably, overanalyze) the merits of each team's prized first-round pick.

Though many experts consider the 2011 NBA Draft to be comparatively weak as situated next to previous drafts, it isn't short on intriguing prospects.  Players like BYU guard Jimmer Fredette, Duke guard Kyrie Irving and Connecticut guard Kemba Walker have inspired as much commentary as the Derrick Roses and John Walls before them.

As with any draft, we'll be monitoring the likelihood that each prospect successfully translates to the NBA. Some of the 2011 NBA Draft prospects, admittedly, are riskier than others, particularly some of the overseas NBA hopefuls.

Follow us live tonight as we grade the riskiness of every NBA team's first-round pick, offering our thoughts on the security of each draft selection.

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