2011 NBA Draft Results: Reaction and Analysis for Each Pick

Max Minsker@@MaxMinskerCorrespondent IJune 22, 2011

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 23:  Markieff Morris from the Kansas Jayhawks greets NBA Commissioner David Stern after he was drafted #13 overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round during the 2011 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center on June 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Live 2011 NBA Draft Results with instant analysis and reaction for every pick during draft night on Thursday

Teams selecting in the lottery will be looking for an immediate impact player to turn the fortunes of their team around, while others will be looking to bolster their roster in order to make a strong run into and through the postseason.

While this is a relatively weak draft class, the draft pool is filled with a few standouts, some high-upside risk players and some solid specialists.

Draft results

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving

2. Minnesota Timberwolves: Derrick Williams

3. Utah Jazz: Enes Kanter

4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson 

5. Toronto Raptors: Jonas Valanciunas

6. Washington Wizards: Jan Vesely

7. Charlotte Bobcats (via Kings): Bismack Biyombo

8. Detroit Pistons: Brandon Knight

9. Charlotte Bobcats: Kemba Walker

10. Sacramento Kings (via Bucks): Jimmer Fredette

11. Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson

12. Utah Jazz: Alec Burks

13. Phoenix Suns: Markieff Morris

14. Houston Rockets: Marcus Morris

15. Indiana Pacers: Kawhi Leonard

16. Philadelphia 76ers: Nikola Vucevic

17. New York Knicks: Iman Shumpert

18. Washington Wizards: Chris Singleton

19. Milwaukee Bucks (via Bobcats): Tobias Harris

20. Houston Rockets (via T-Wolves): Donatas Motiejunas

21. Portland Trail Blazers: Nolan Smith

22. Denver Nuggets: Kenneth Faried

23. Minnesota Timber Wolves (via Houston Rockets): Nikola Mirotic

24. Oklahoma City Thunder: Reggie Jackson

25. New Jersey Nets (via Celtics): MarShon Brooks

26. Denver Nuggets (via Mavericks): Jordan Hamilton

27. Boston Celtics (via Nets): JaJuan Johnson

28. Miami Heat (via Bulls): Norris Cole

29. San Antonio Spurs: Cory Joseph

30. Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler 


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