The order for the 2011 NBA Mock draft was determined using the complete draft order, post-lottery, as determined by the league, and reflects traded draft picks, including trades made at the 2010-11 deadline.
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A few players (excuse me, a few short players *cough *cough) were quick to mention in interviews that they were required to be measured without shoes, making it known to anyone listening that they will never play an NBA game in socks alone!
Well too bad, so sad. The Chicago pre-draft combine is the NBA’s “dog and pony show” for potential prospects, and teams will be damned if some draft prospect fools them with the ‘ole enhanced shoe trick (i.e., lifts) similar to how high school girls create the illusion of a buxom bosom by way of the time honored toilet-paper-in-the-bra routine.
As always, the measurements were not exactly mind blowing and seemed to follow suit as to what most of us already knew about this year’s crop of draft prospects, but there were clearly two big winners that emerged out of the measurements arena, namely, Providence’s Marshon Brooks and USC’s Nikola Vucevic.
Never mind that Brooks, who finished second in the NCAA in scoring behind BYU’s Jimmer Fredette with 24.6 ppg in 2010-11, spoke in the third-person for the bulk of the team interview process, scouts and executives were practically drooling after the wing player measured in with a wingspan of 7’1” and a standing reach of 8’5”.
Similarly, Vucevic took top billing in a number of measurement categories – Vucevic sported a height with shoes of 6’11.75” inches and a gargantuan standing reach of 9’4.5” – and, like Brooks, may very well have cemented his spot in the first round of the draft.
Not taking any chances after wowing the masses, Vucevic has already cancelled workouts, most notably the large group workout put on by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and appears to be rolling the dice on his combine momentum.
Other combine quick-hits:
- Tennessee’s Scotty Hopson was one confident fellow during the interview process, raising the question of whether or not being overly confident in one’s abilities can negatively impact a player’s draft stock.
- Duke’s Kyrie Irving raised a few eyebrows with his guard-high body fat percentage (10.2%), but given the toe injury, he is still a solid lock to go in the first two picks of the 2011 draft.
- Former Oregon Ducks forward-center Michael Dunigan was a late invite, but a welcomed addition, to the Chicago pre-draft combine. Dunigan looked solid in workouts and may find a home in the middle of the second round.
- Kawhi Leonard has one giant pair of mitts with hands that measured 9.8 inches in length and 11.3 inches in width, to be exact. The Leonard hand-worship instantly drew to mind the immortal scene from Animal House in which the massive-hand gentleman asked Boon & Co. the classic line, “Do you mind if we dance with yo dates?”
- And how about those Timberwolves? Let the “will they, won’t they trade the No.2 pick debate” rage on.
Now, on to this week’s mock draft:
- Cleveland – Kyrie Irving (PG, Duke)
- Minnesota – Derrick Williams (SF/PF, Arizona)
- Utah – Brandon Knight – (PG, Kentucky)
- Cleveland – Enes Kanter (PF/C, Kentucky)
- Toronto – Jonas Valanciunas (PF/C, Lithuania)
- Washington – Jan Vesely (SF/PF, Czech Republic)
- Sacramento – Kemba Walker (PG, Connecticut)
- Detroit – Alec Burks (SG, Colorado)
- Charlotte – Kawhi Leonard (SF, San Diego State)
- Milwaukee – Tristan Thompson (PF, Texas)
- Golden State – Bismack Biyombo (PF/C, Congo)
- Utah – Marcus Morris (SF/PF, Kansas)
- Phoenix – Markieff Morris (PF, Kansas)
- Houston – Donatas Motiejunas (PF/C, Lithuania)
- Indiana – Klay Thompson (SG, Washington State)
- Philadelphia – Kenneth Faried (PF/C, Morehead State)
- New York – Jimmer Fredette (PG, BYU)
- Washington – Jordan Hamilton (SF, Texas)
- Charlotte – Reggie Jackson (PG/SG, Boston College)
- Minnesota – Chris Singleton (SF/PF, Florida State)
- Portland – Nikola Vucevic (PF/C, USC)
- Denver – Marshon Brooks (SG, Providence)
- Houston – Lucas Nogueira (PF/C, Brazil)
- Oklahoma City – Tobias Harris (SF/PF, Tennessee)
- Boston – Josh Selby (PG/SG, Kansas)
- Dallas – Tyler Honeycutt (SF, UCLA)
- New Jersey – Jordan Williams (PF/C, Maryland)
- Chicago – Davis Bertans (SF/PF, Lithuania)
- San Antonio – Darius Morris (PG, Michigan)
- Chicago – Charles Jenkins (PG/SG, Hofstra)
2011 First Round Traded Draft Picks
- (1) Cleveland receives the Los Angeles Clippers 2011 1st-round pick and Baron Davis for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.
- (3) Utah receives New Jersey’s 2011 1st round pick, Golden States 2012 1st-round pick (top-7 protected in 2012 and 2013), Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and $3 million in cash for Deron Williams.
- (18) Washington receives Atlanta’s 2011 1st round pick, Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, and Maurice Evans for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong.
- (19) Charlotte receives Portland’s 2011 1st-round pick (originally New Orleans’ first-rounder), a conditional 2013 1st-round pick, Joel Przybilla, and Dante Cunningham for Gerald Wallace.
- (20) Minnesota receives Memphis’ 2011 first-round pick from Utah (Ronnie Brewer trade, top 14 protected in 2011, top 12 protected in 2012, top 10 protected in 2013, top 9 protected in 2014 and 2015) (obtained by MIN in Al Jefferson trade)
- (23) Houston receives Orlando’s 2011 1st-round pick via Phoenix and Goran Dragic for Aaron Brooks.
- (27) New Jersey acquires the Los Angeles Lakers 2011 1st-round pick (1-18 protected) as part of a previous three-team deal.
- (28) Chicago receives Toronto’s 2011 1st-round pick (formerly Miami’s first-rounder obtained by the Raptors in the Chris Bosh sign-and-trade) for James Johnson.
- (31) Miami – Nolan Smith (PG/SG, Duke)
- (32) Cleveland – Justin Harper (SF/PF, Richmond)
- (33) Detroit – Jeremy Tyler (PF/C, USA)
- (34) Washington – Jon Leuer (PF, Wisconsin)
- (35) Sacramento – JaJuan Johnson (PF/C, Purdue)
- (36) New Jersey – Shelvin Mack (PG/SG, Butler)
- (37) LA Clippers – Kyle Singler (SF, Duke)
- (38) Houston – Nikola Mirotic (SF/PF, Montenegro)
- (39) Charlotte – Keith Benson (PF/C, Oakland)
- (40) Milwaukee – Iman Shumpert (PG/SG, Georgia Tech)
- (41) LA Lakers – Andrew Goudelock (PG/SG, Charleston)
- (42) Indiana – DeAndre Liggins (SG/SF, Kentucky)
- (43) Chicago – Malcolm Lee (SG, UCLA)
- (44) Golden State – Jereme Richmond (SG/SF, Illinois)
- (45) New Orleans – Isaiah Thomas (PG, Washington)
- (46) LA Lakers – Jamie Skeen (SF/PF, VCU)
- (47) LA Clippers – Greg Smith (PF/C, Fresno State)
- (48) Atlanta – Cory Joseph (PG, Texas)
- (49) Memphis – Norris Cole (PG, Cleveland State)
- (50) Philadelphia – Chandler Parsons (SF/PF, Florida)
- (51) Portland – David Lighty (SG/SF, Ohio State)
- (52) Denver – Willie Reed (PF, St. Louis)
- (53) Orlando – Rick Jackson (PF/C, Syracuse)
- (54) Cleveland – Jamine Peterson (SF, Providence/USA)
- (55) Boston – Bojan Bogdanovic (SG/SF, Croatia)
- (56) LA Lakers – Robin Benzing (SF/PF, Germany)
- (57) Dallas – Travis Leslie (SG, Georgia)
- (58) LA Lakers – Michael Dunigan (PF/C, Oregon/USA)
- (59) San Antonio – Matthew Bryan-Amaning (PF, Washington)
- (60) Sacramento – E’Twaun Moore (SG, Purdue)
2011 Second Round Traded Draft Picks
- (31) Miami receives Minnesota’s 2011 2nd-round pick, 2014 2nd-round pick, and cash considerations for Michael Beasley.
- (33) Detroit receives Toronto’s 2011 2nd-round pick and their 2009 2nd-round pick (Jonas Jerebko) for Carlos Delfino.
- (37) Los Angeles Clippers receives Detroit’s 2011 2nd-round pick and Alex Acker for a conditional 2013 2nd-round pick.
- (38) Houston via LA Clippers
- (41) LA Lakers (From Golden State via New Jersey)
- (43) Chicago via Utah
- (44) Golden State via Phoenix through Chicago
- (45) New Orleans via Philadelphia
- (46) Los Angeles Lakers receive New York’s 2011 2nd-round pick and cash considerations for the rights to Toney Douglas.
- (47) LA Clippers via Houston through Atlanta (Atlanta previously received Houston’s 2011 2nd-round pick (top-40 protected) in trade for David Anderson.
- (50) Philadelphia via New Orleans
- (51) Portland (This pick may be conveyed to Detroit via Denver)
- (52) Denver (This pick may be conveyed to Portland or to Detroit)
- (54) Cleveland receives Oklahoma City’s 2011 2nd-round pick (top 40 protected) – LeBron James sign-and-trade – for the rights to Latavious Williams.
- (58) Los Angeles Lakers receives Miami’s 2011 2nd-round pick for the rights to Patrick Beverley.
- (60) Milwaukee receives Chicago’s 2011 2nd-round pick (via Milwaukee) as part of the John Brockman trade.
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