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What it may lack in talent, the 2011 NBA Draft makes up for in intrigue. No one can say with any certainty what any team will do with their pick. Regardless, John Mitchell and Brady Ford try their best to do just that. 

John had the odds and Brady took the evens.

Kyrie's not going to fill LeBron's shoes, but he definitely has star potential.

 1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Kyrie Irving (PG/Duke) 

This isn't a great draft in terms of overall talent, and I think that Kyrie Irving is really the only sure thing out there. He's pretty much a lock to be the first pick, and he should be. He's an unselfish point guard, but he has an outstanding offensive game. He's quick, and can knock down shots all over the court. I've seen comparisons to Deron Williams, and that's not off-base. He has a ton of potential, and I fully expect him to make an immediate impact in Cleveland.

2. Minnesota Timberwolves - Derrick Williams (PF/Arizona)

Derrick Williams isn't an ideal fit for Minnesota, so a trade either before or after the pick is made is likely, but Williams will almost certainly be the 2nd pick.  Williams is a very good all-around prospect with no real weaknesses other than his status as a tweener, stuck between SF and PF.  Despite this, he looks to be an impact player in the NBA. I don't like Williams quite as much as some do, but I think he'll at least be a Thaddeus Young-type who can be a very effective scorer by using his quickness to exploit mismatches at PF.

 

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June 22, 2011  10:08 PM ET

Williams goes 1st.

June 22, 2011  11:24 PM ET

You just looked an SN article from FN. Isn't that auto delete worthy?

June 23, 2011  01:43 AM ET

RICK JACKSON!

I wish he would go to Minnesota, and they would trade for Carmelo. It could be Syracuse 2.0 really.

June 23, 2011  07:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Williams goes 1st.

he won't but I agree he should

June 23, 2011  09:28 AM ET

With either the 1st or 4th pick the Cavs better draft Ja-Ja Jammin' Jimmer(ha-ha).

 
June 23, 2011  11:48 PM ET

Nikola Mirotic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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