NBA Mock Draft 2011: Kyrie Irving to Go Number 1, Who's Next?

Maiah HollanderContributor IIIJune 23, 2011

NBA Mock Draft 2011: Kyrie Irving to Go Number 1, Who's Next?

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    Its the NBA Draft, one final time for optimism and smiles before a potential ugly lockout. This draft has it all: physical specimens, foreign intrigue, head cases and relentless workers. Woe to the general manager who screws up his choice (or choices). So let's celebrate the potential that these youngsters will eventually be showcasing in the NBA.

Kyrie Irving

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    A No. 1 overall pick for a player who only played 11 games last year? You’re darn right. Irving has star potential at the point guard position and the Cavs can’t pass that up.

Derrick Williams

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    Maybe the safest pick among the top five, his all around skills at forward would complement Kevin Love (assuming he’s still there)

Enes Kanter

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    Jonas Valanciunas

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      Brandon Knight

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          6. Jan Vesely

          Washignton needs a front court player

          7. Kemba Walker

          A great leader at point guard for the Kings.

          8. Bismack Biyombo

          A huge risk reward pick for this raw player.

          9. Chris Singleton

          A defensive dynamo could help Charlotte.

          10. Alec Burkes

          Milwaukee is looking for offense, and Burkes definitely can fill it up.

        Picks 11-15

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          11. Klay Thompson

          Another scorer for the Warriors, how can they pass that up?

          12. Jimmer Fredette

          A move from Provo to Salt Lake City provides the perfect beginning to Fredette’s NBA career

          13. Kawhi Leonard

          A ferocious competitor who Pheonix couldn’t pass up.

          14. Tristan Thompson

          This non-stop worker would fit in beautifully with Houston.

          15. Marcus Morris

          A solid Midwestern player equals Indiana Pacer. 

        Picks 16- 20

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          16. Donatas Motiejunas

          A very skilled offensive player with size and athleticism.

          17. Jordan Hamilton

          The potential to become a top scorer in New York.

          18. MarShon Rooks

          A shooter to accompany their earlier lottery pick.

          19. Nikola Vucevic

          A center whose draft stock is rising quickly.

          20. Jeremy Tyler

          This center will be trying to reclaim his major prospect level.

        Picks 21-25

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          21. Darius Morris

          A true playmaker at point guard.

          22. Kenneth Faried

          A tireless rebounder and defender.

          23. Josh Selby

          Has all the tools to become a serious offensive threat.

          24. Kyle Singler

          A great three-point shooting option for the Thunder.

          25. Markieff Morris

          A chance to become a dependable role player.

        Picks 26-30

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          26. Shelvin Mack

          A needed shot of youth in Dallas’ backcourt.

          27. Trey Thompkins

          Has good smarts and a skill set that is intriguing.

          28. JaJuan Johnson

          A fluid athlete and a good shot blocker.

          29. Tyler Honeycutt

          An all around game suited to the Spurs.

          30. Reggie Jockson

          Would provide depth for the Bulls in the backcourt. 


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