2011 NBA Draft Grades: Rating the Best and Worst Picks

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2011 NBA Draft Grades: Rating the Best and Worst Picks
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The wait is over—the 2011 NBA Draft is finally upon us.

Prospects have been poked and prodded, praised and scrutinized, and have watched their stocks rise and fall on a daily basis for the past several months.

Now, they don the suits and sit awkwardly while their futures are decided in front of the eyes of millions.

Front offices will be scrambling for the next few hours as they sort through one-and-done college students, unknown foreigners, and flawed college veterans—each one a potential franchise savior or destroyer.

In such an unproven and unheralded draft class, we can expect to see plenty of trades—in fact, one already appears to be established.

As reported by Chad Ford of ESPN, Milwaukee, Sacramento, and Charlotte have worked out a deal before the draft.

The logistics:

"The Bucks will get Jackson and Charlotte's Shaun Livingston, Sacramento's Beno Udrih and the 19th pick from the Bobcats in Thursday night's draft, while Charlotte obtains the No. 7 pick from Sacramento and forward Corey Maggette from Milwaukee. The Kings will get guard John Salmons from Milwaukee and the 10th pick in the draft. Charlotte will hold onto the No. 9 pick." 

As evidenced by the early action, we're in for an exciting NBA Draft.

I'll be grading some of the best and worst picks as their happening, so stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all the NBA draft analysis.

For more 2011 NBA draft coverage, stay tuned to Bleacher Report for updated NBA mock drafts, B/R's Big Board of RecruitsNBA draft rumorsNBA draft results and draft grades.

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