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Mockup from walterfootball.com. these guys are on top of their game. very accountable site, the nfl mock draft was very very accurate. below is the updated mock as of today.
Jimmer Jimmer Jimmer ... lol; Bismack may go one spot ahead of us.. that sukks. preferably, i hope the pick is traded for some veteran value.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke, 6-3, Fr.
The Cavaliers own this pick via the Mo Williams/Baron Davis trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2011 NBA Draft Trades.
The Cavs will probably lean toward taking Kyrie Irving over Derrick Williams even though they already have Baron Davis and Ramon Sessions at the point. It is hard to pass up a franchise point guard, and Irving is the best prospect in this class.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona, 6-9, So.
In this scenario, the Timberwolves settle for whomever the Cavs do not pick. Derrick Williams doesn't fit a need since Minnesota already has Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph who are combo forwards, but they would hard pressed to pick somebody over Williams. David Kahn could look to deal this pick as well in hopes of adding a more experienced player who fits a need.
Utah Jazz: Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky, 6-3, Fr.
Utah owns this pick via the Deron Williams trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2011 NBA Draft Trades.
This pick likely ends up being either Enes Kanter or Brandon Knight. I think Kanter is the better prospect, but since Utah has solid depth up front and a need for backcourt scoring, Knight will likely be the pick (although I change my mind on this pick every hour or so.)
Cleveland Cavaliers: Enes Kanter, C, Kentucky, 6-11, Fr.
With the Cavs grabbing Kyrie Irving at No. 1, they likely turn their attention to one of the European bigs - Enes Kanter, Jonas Valanciunas, or Jan Vesely. They reportedly really like Valanciunas, but I think Kanter is the best bet to be a solid NBA big man, plus he does have the possible contract issue that Valanciunas does.
Toronto Raptors: Kemba Walker, PG, UConn, 6-1, Jr.
It should be no surprise by now, but I really like Kemba Walker and think he is undervalued in this draft. Toronto needs a sparkplug running their offense and likely take him over Jonas Valanciunas, Jan Vesely or Kawhi Leonard. The Raptors are rumored to be very high on Bismack Biyombo as well, but I would be shocked if they reached for him at No. 5.
Washington Wizards: Jan Vesely, F, Czech Republic, 6-11, 1989
The Wizards really need a true small forward and should take a hard look at Kawhi Leonard. Jan Vesely is probably more of a power forward but could also play the three, and Washington reportedly likes him a lot.
Sacramento Kings: Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State, 6-7, So.
The Kings are likely hoping Kemba Walker or Brandon Knight falls to them at No. 7, but since that is not the case in this scenario, they turn their attention to Kawhi Leonard who would give them some versatility at small forward. Management was reportedly very impressed with Jimmer Fredette's workout with the team although he would be a reach this high.
Detroit Pistons: Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas, 6-9, Fr.
The Pistons would likely take a hard look at Jonas Valanciunas, but I think they avoid the foreign route especially because of the buyout concerns relating to Jonas Valanciunas' European contract. Besides, Detroit seems to be very high on Tristan Thompson (I am not, however) and he would give Detroit a young terror on the boards to complement last year's first-round pick, Greg Monroe.
Charlotte Bobcats: Jonas Valanciunas, PF/C, Lithuania, 6-10, 1992
Charlotte sorely needs size inside, and Jonas Valanciunas could end up being the best big man to come out of the 2011 NBA Draft. I think his contract situation will hurt him on Draft Day, but the Bobcats should be willing to roll the dice especially since they are not close to being a playoff-caliber club.
Milwaukee Bucks: Alec Burks, SG, Colorado, 6-6, So.
I have had Alec Burks here since the ping pong balls were announced, and I am not changing my thought now. Milwaukee needs some depth on the wing and someone who can create off the bounce which is where Burks excels.
Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson, SG, Texas, 6-7, Jr.
Klay Thompson's stock has steadily risen over the past couple of weeks and the Warriors seem to really like him. If they are serious about trading Monta Ellis, Thompson would make sense due to his ability to score the basketball.
Utah Jazz: Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State, 6-9, Jr.
This is an ideal situation for Utah who lands one of the best and most versatile defenders in the 2011 NBA Draft to replace free agent Andrei Kirilenko. Regardless of whom they take at No. 3, I think Chris Singleton is their target here. However, if Utah does go with a big at No. 3 and Singleton is off the board, the Jazz could make Jimmer the pick in hopes of adding depth and shooting to the backcourt.
Phoenix Suns: Marcus Morris, PF, Kansas, 6-9, Jr.
With Alec Burks and the Thompsons off the board, Phoenix likely turns their attention to Jimmer Fredette or Marcus Morris. Since the Suns have Steve Nash and Aaron Brooks for another year, the more pressing need is at forward where Morris' inside/outside game would fit nicely. Marshon Brooks could be a sleeper since Phoenix needs depth on the wing.
Houston Rockets: Bismack Biyombo, PF, Congo, 6-9, 1992
Bismack Biyombo's stock seems to be all over the map, as he could go as high as the mid-lottery but also seems to be slipping a bit due to a poor workout overseas. Houston is need of a true center, and while Biyombo is only 6-9, he is incredibly physical down low, already built like a man, and possesses a 7-6 wingspan. I think Daryl Morey would not be hesitant to pull the trigger although Jimmer could be of interest as well.
Indiana Pacers: Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU, 6-2, Sr.
It has been reported that this is Jimmer Fredette's floor, and that he will not fall lower than the Pacers. Indiana's greatest need is for frontcourt depth, but they are also searching for a backup point guard and someone who can stretch the floor with his shooting. Checks next to Jimmer's name on both of those.