NBA Draft 2011: Was Nolan Smith the Right Pick for the Portland Trail Blazers?

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NBA Draft 2011: Was Nolan Smith the Right Pick for the Portland Trail Blazers?
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Nolan Smith, the 21st Overall Pick in the 2011 NBA Draft

...and with the 21st pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers select...Nolan Smith, from Duke University.

Since commissioner David Stern announced that the Duke guard was headed to Portland, it has been the subject of talk among Blazers fans as to whether he was the best choice for Portland to take with the 21st selection in this year's NBA draft.

So let's lay it all out on the table: Here are some "for and against" reasons why Nolan Smith is the right guy for the Trail Blazers or not.

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