NBA Draft 2011: TV Info, NBA Draft Order and More

Ethan Norof@ethan_norofCorrespondent IJune 15, 2011

NBA Draft 2011: TV Info, NBA Draft Order and More

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    DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 01:  Kyrie Irving #1 of the Duke Blue Devils watches on during their game against the Michigan State Spartans at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 1, 2010 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    The 2011 NBA Draft is rapidly approaching, and the excitement is really beginning to build.

    Although some have referred to this class as one of the weakest in recent history, there are plenty of intriguing names for teams to gamble on as they attempt to shape the future.

    With so much to follow and countless possibilities for each team, it's going to be an action-packed affair.

    Let's take a look at the most pertinent information and how some of the top picks might shake out for the clubs picking in the lottery. 

Television Information

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 24:  NBA Commisioner David Stern speaks at the NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2010 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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    Time: 7:00 PM EST

    T.V. Channel: ESPN, ESPN3

    When & Where: June 23 in Newark, New Jersey

    It's going to be interesting to see what type of reactions David Stern receives when he marches onto the stage to announce the Cleveland Cavaliers are officially on the clock.

    With the likelihood of an impending lockout growing by the day, the fans are probably not going to be happy with the Commish.

First Round Order

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 26:  Derrick Williams #23 of the Arizona Wildcats reacts after a dunk against of the Connecticut Huskies during the west regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center on March 26, 2011 in Anaheim, Cali
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    Here is a complete list of teams picking in slots 1-30 on June 23.

    With two picks in the top five, the Cavaliers can really set themselves up for a nice future.

    The Timberwolves haven't much tipped their hand about what they plan to do with the No. 2 pick, so it should be exciting to see what happens.

    1. Cleveland Cavaliers via Los Angeles Clippers
    2. Minnesota Timberwolves
    3. Utah Jazz via New Jersey Nets
    4. Cleveland Cavaliers
    5. Toronto Raptors
    6. Washington Wizards
    7. Sacramento Kings
    8. Detroit Pistons
    9. Charlotte Bobcats
    10. Milwaukee Bucks
    11. Golden State Warriors
    12. Utah Jazz
    13. Phoenix Suns
    14. Houston Rockets
    15. Indiana Pacers
    16. Philadelphia 76ers
    17. New York Knicks
    18. Washington Wizards via Atlanta Hawks
    19. Charlotte Bobcats via New Orleans Hornets through Portland Trail Blazers
    20. Minnesota Timberwolves via Memphis Grizzlies through Utah Jazz
    21. Portland Trail Blazers
    22. Denver Nuggets
    23. Houston Rockets via Orlando Magic through Phoenix Suns
    24. Oklahoma City Thunder
    26. Boston Celtics
    27. New Jersey Nets via Los Angeles Lakers
    28. Chicago Bulls via Miami Heat through Toronto Raptors
    29. San Antonio Spurs
    30. Chicago Bulls 

Second Round Order

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18:  Travis Leslie #1 and Gerald Robinson #22 of the Georgia Bulldogs react in the first half while taking on the Washington Huskies during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on M
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    Here is a complete list of teams that pick in slots 31-60.

    The Lakers have an astonishing four second round picks in the 2011 draft, and it's possible they could look to swing a deal.

    The Cavs also have a pick at 32, so they could really add some intriguing youth to a team that needs to usher in a new era of basketball in Cleveland.

    31. Miami Heat via Minnesota Timberwolves
    32. Cleveland
    33. Detroit Pistons via Toronto Raptors
    34. Washington
    35. Sacramento Kings
    36. New Jersey Nets
    37. Los Angeles Clippers via Detroit Pistons
    38. Houston Rockets via Los Angeles Clippers
    39. Charlotte Bobcats
    40. Milwaukee Bucks
    41. Los Angeles Lakers via New Jersey Nets through Golden State Warriors
    42. Indiana Pacers
    43. Utah (To Chicago or to Golden State via Chicago)
    44. Golden State Warriors via Phoenix Suns through Chicago Bulls
    45. New Orleans Hornets via Philadelphia 76ers
    46. Los Angeles Lakers via New York Knicks
    47. Los Angeles Clippers via Houston Rockets
    48. Atlanta Hawks
    49. Memphis Grizzlies
    50. Philadelphia 76ers via New Orleans Hornets
    51. Portland Trail Blazers
    52. Denver Nuggets
    53. Orlando Magic
    54. Cleveland Cavaliers via Miami Heat through Oklahoma City Thunder
    55. Boston Celtics
    56. Los Angeles Lakers
    57. Dallas Mavericks
    58. Miami (To LA Lakers)
    59. San Antonio
    60. Sacramento Kings via Chicago Bulls through Milwaukee Bucks 

1. Cleveland Cavaliers

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24:  Kyrie Irving #1 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Arizona Wildcats during the west regional semifinal of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Honda Center on March 24, 2011 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by
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    Possibilities: Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams

    Irving is looking like the consensus No. 1 pick for the Cavs despite Derrick Williams' impressive workout, and at this point it would be a major surprise to see anyone other than Irving selected in the top spot.

    They could go with Williams and pickup one of Brandon Knight or Kemba Walker at No. 4, but it's looking Irving is a near-lock to land in Cleveland.

2. Minnesota Timberwolves

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 26:  Derrick Williams #23 of the Arizona Wildcats goes up for a rebound against Jamal Coombs-McDaniel #4 and Charles Okwandu #35 of the Connecticut Huskies during the west regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at
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    Possibilities: Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter

    Derrick Williams is probably going to be selected by the Minnesota T-Wolves at second overall, but it's anybody's guess as to whether or not he'll remain there by the end of the draft.

    The team already has a plethora of swingmen, and unless they plan to draft Williams with the intention of shopping Michael Beasley, Williams doesn't fit anywhere on the team.

3. Utah Jazz

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    HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02:  Brandon Knight #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats moves the ball while taking on the Connecticut Huskies during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in
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    Possibilities: Brandon Knight, Enes Kanter, Jan Vesely

    The Jazz never expected to land the third overall pick in this draft, and now they find themselves with several options at third overall.

    Utah could look to draft Andrei Kirilenko's replacement Jan Vesely, but they might not want to risk losing the chance to draft a unique talent in Knight.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Possibilities: Enes Kanter, Jonas Valanciunas, Jan Vesely

    The Cavaliers really hit the jackpot when they landed two picks in the top five, and they have the ability to turn it around in a hurry.

    With Irving already on board, selecting either Kanter or Valanciunas would give them a legitimate center to pair alongside a budding J.J. Hickson down low.

5. Toronto Raptors

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    Possibilities: Jan Vesely, Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker

    The Raptors would like to make Brandon Knight the point guard of the future, but if Utah snatches him off the board at third overall then it won't be a possibility.

    Kemba Walker would be under serious consideration, but Jan Vesely is the most dynamic international talent in this draft and the Raptors are said to be high on him.

6. Washington Wizards

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    TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 19:  Kawhi Leonard #15 of the San Diego State Aztecs passes the ball past Ramone Moore #23 of the Temple Owls during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at McKale Center on March 19, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona.  (P
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    Possibilities: Kawhi Leonard, Enes Kanter, Jan Vesely

    The Wizards find themselves with a youthful core already established with John Wall leading the way, and the team's only real need in the starting lineup is small forward.

    Leonard is one of the fastest rising prospects in the class, and he can step in immediately for a Washington team that is clearly on the rise.

7. Sacramento Kings

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    HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04:  Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies looks on against the Butler Bulldogs during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.
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    Possibilities: Kemba Walker, Jonas Valanciunas, Jimmer Fredette

    The Sacramento Kings already have Beno Udrih, Tyreke Evans and are likely to extend Marcus Thornton (RFA), but it wouldn't be surprising to see them take Walker in this spot.

    Udrih played well last season, but Walker represents a serious upgrade for the long-term. With Cousins down low, the Kings could look toward more of a true power forward than Valanciunas and reaching for Fredette here might be a little high.

8. Detroit Pistons

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    Possibilities: Bismack Biyombo, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris

    The Pistons are definitely looking to re-build, and Joe Dumars really needs to make this pick count.

    With a promising Greg Monroe down low, the club could look to pair him with Biyombo for the long-term and have a very imposing front line.

    If Leonard slips, he could very well be the pick here as well to take Richard Hamilton's spot on the team, but he's probably gone by this point.

9. Charlotte Bobcats

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    TULSA, OK - MARCH 20:  Jordan Hamilton #3 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after a play against the Arizona Wildcats during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 20, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Tom Pe
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    Possibilities: Marcus Morris, Alec Burks, Jordan Hamilton

    The Bobcats need an eventual replacement for an aging Stephen Jackson, and using this pick on a player with a multi-dimensional skill set simply makes sense.

    Hamilton is a big-time shooter who can provide an instant punch to the Charlotte offense, and his addition adds to an already youthful team that should be fun to watch.

10. Milwaukee Bucks

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10:  Alec Burks #10 of the Colorado Buffaloes stands on the court against the Kansas State Wildcats during their quarterfinal game in the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 10, 2011 in Kan
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    Possibilities: Alec Burks, Marcus Morris, Chris Singleton

    The Bucks have a number of options with no. 10, and although they already have Drew Gooden on the club, Marcus Morris is a very different type of power forward.

    The club needs some scoring help, and Morris can serve as the power forward of the future in an offense that already features Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut.

    If he can put up decent rebounding numbers and provide 12 to 15 points per contest for the Bucks, they'd be a much improved team.

11. Golden State Warriors

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10:  Klay Thompson #1 of the Washington State Cougars reacts after making a shot in the second half while taking on the Washington Huskies in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples
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    Possibilities: Klay Thompson, Jordan Hamilton, Tristan Thompson

    The Warriors seemed primed to split up the backcourt pairing of Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry, so if they do ship Ellis out of town as reports have suggested, adding Klay Thompson makes perfect sense.

    Some might be calling Jimmer Fredette the best pure shooter in the draft, but Thompson can certainly give him a run for his money on that title.

12. Utah Jazz

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    DENVER, CO - MARCH 17:  Jimmer Fredette #32 of the Brigham Young Cougars reacts to a call while playing against the Wofford Terriers during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado
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    Possibilities: Jimmer Fredette, Chris Singleton, Bismack Biyombo

    Wouldn't it be something to see the Jazz roll the dice on Fredette? While he's a definite possibility in this spot, they could alter course and go with Singleton, and if Biyombo is available they'll have a hard time passing him up.

    If both Fredette and Biyombo are there when the Jazz make their selection, there's going to be a lot of pressure on the team to take the BYU standout, but that shouldn't factor into their ultimate decision.

13. Phoenix Suns

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    SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 25:  Chris Singleton #31 of the Florida State Seminoles reacts during the southwest regional of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams at the Alamodome on March 25, 2011 in San Antonio, Tex
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    Possibilities: Chris Singleton, Tristan Thompson, Markieff Morris

    The Phoenix Suns are looking to re-build this team from the ground up, and with the Polish Hammer looking like their center of the future, Tristan Thompson or Markieff Morris would make for a sly power forward to pair alongside him.

    However, Chris Singleton is still available at No. 13 overall, they'd have a very tough time passing him up because of his unique skill set to complement an improving club.

14. Houston Rockets

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    TULSA, OK - MARCH 20:  Tristan Thompson #13 of the Texas Longhorns walks off the court after their 70-69 loss to the Arizona Wildcats in the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 20, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Pho
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    Possibilities: Tristan Thompson, Darius Morris, Donatas Motiejunas

    The Houston Rockets have a lot of needs on their roster with the front line very thinned out, and Thompson would be an excellent candidate to provide some much needed depth.

    Motiejunas is probably too much of a project for a Rockets team that's looking to compete in the back end of the Western Conference, and Morris is really a reach in the lottery.


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