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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Round Two


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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1
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2012 NBA Mock Draft
Updated: June 23, 2011, 7:25 p.m.
  1. Miami Heat: Josh Selby, G, Kansas, 6-3, Fr.
    Since the point guard position remains an Achilles' heel for the Heat, expect them to snag one here. Miami would go with talent over experience here and grab Josh Selby over a player like Shelvin Mack.

  2. Cleveland Cavaliers: Tyler Honeycutt, SF, UCLA, 6-8, Soph.
    The Cavs need to add talent to the wing and Tyler Honeycutt would be a great value here.

  3. Detroit Pistons: Daruis Morris, PG, Michigan, 6-5, So.
    Rodney Stuckey is a restricted free agent and probably not the long-term solution at the point, so Darius Morris would provide some depth.

  4. Washington Wizards: Norris Cole, PG, Cleveland State, 6-2, Sr.
    The Wizards don�t have a backup for John Wall, and Norris Cole would be a solid value here.

  5. Sacramento Kings: Jon Leuer, PF, Wisconsin, 6-10, Sr.
    Since I don't have the Kings drafting a big with their first-round pick, they look for depth down low since Samuel Dalembert is a free agent.

  6. New Jersey Nets: Justin Harper, PF, Richmond, 6-9, Sr.
    Since I have the Nets grabbing a guard at No. 27, they look for power forward depth here.

  7. Los Angeles Clippers: Jeremy Tyler, F/C, USA, 6-11, 1992.
    The Clippers do not have a true backup for Blake Griffin and could use bodies inside in case DeAndre Jordan leaves via free agency.

  8. Houston Rockets: Shelvin Mack, G, Butler, 6-3, Jr.
    The Rockets grab Shelvin Mack in case they lose restricted free agent Goran Dragic in the offseason.

  9. Charlotte Bobcats: Charles Jenkins, G, Hofstra, 6-3, Sr.
    In trading Stephen Jackson, Bobcats could use another scoring off-guard.



  10. Milwaukee Bucks: Malcolm Lee, G, UCLA, 6-5, Jr.
    Scott Skiles loves defense and Malcolm Lee is one of the top perimeter defenders in the 2011 NBA Draft.

  11. Los Angeles Lakers: Bojan Bogdanovic, G/F, Croatia, 6-7, 1989
    Since they have four second-round picks, the Lakers can take a foreign talent like Bojan Bogdanovic.

  12. Indiana Pacers: Andrew Goudelock, PG, Charleston, 6-3, Sr.
    T.J. Ford is a free agent so the Pacers could look to add a backup to Darren Collison. Andrew Goudelock�s ability to shoot the ball should find him a spot on a roster.

  13. Chicago Bulls: Trey Thompkins, PF, Georgia, 6-10, Jr.
    Trey Thompkins is a great value this late. He could provide the Bulls with even more frontcourt depth.

  14. Golden State Warriors: Chandler Parsons, SF, Florida, 6-10, Sr.
    Chandler Parsons possesses great skill and versatility for his size, which should land him a spot on a roster.

  15. New Orleans Hornets: Jordan Williams, PF/C, Maryland, 6-10, Soph.
    With David West doubtful for the start of the season as he rehabs his torn ACL, the Hornets would be wise to add a power forward.

  16. Los Angeles Lakers: E'Twaun Moore, SG, Purdue, 6-4, Sr.
    The Lakers should add depth behind Kobe at the two which could especially be needed if Shannon Brown leaves via free agency.

  17. Los Angeles Clippers: Keith Benson, C, Oakland, 6-11, Sr.
    The Clippers could use a big man since Chris Kaman might be traded and DeAndre Jordan is a restricted free agent.

  18. Atlanta Hawks: Travis Leslie, SG, Georgia, 6-4, Jr.
    With Jamal Crawford a free agent, the Hawks could use some depth on the wing.

  19. Memphis Grizzlies: Greg Smith, F/C, Fresno State, 6-9, So.
    With Marc Gasol a restricted free agent, the Grizzlies could use another body inside.

  20. Phiadelphia 76ers: David Lighty, G/F, Ohio State, 6-6, Sr.
    David Lighty would give the 76ers a versatile wing player who can defend in case Andre Iguodala is traded.'



  21. Portland Blazers: Diante Garrett, PG, Iowa State, 6-4, Sr.
    If the Blazers do not grab a point guard in the first round, they should look to do so here. Diante Garrett has emerged as a legit second-round prospect due to his performance in recent workouts.

  22. Detroit Pistons: Jereme Richmond, SF, Illinois, 6-7, Fr.
    The Pistons can afford to roll the dice with their third pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Jereme Richmond is incredibly athletic but still very raw.

  23. Orlando Magic: Willie Reed, PF, St. Louis, 6-9, Jr.
    Willie Reed gives Orlando another option at power forward besides Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson.

  24. Cleveland Cavaliers: Scotty Hopson, SG, Tennessee, 6-7, Jr.
    The Cavs grab more depth on the wing with their fourth pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.

  25. Boston Celtics: DeAndre Liggins, G/F, Kentucky, 6-6, Jr.
    The Celtics could use some depth on the wing behind Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.

  26. Los Angeles Lakers: Ben Hansbrough, G, Notre Dame, 6-3, Sr.
    Derek Fisher is not getting any younger and Ben Hansbrough could stick on a roster due to his hard work and three-point range.



  27. Dallas Mavericks: Michael Dunigan, C, USA, 6-10, 1989
    The Mavs could use some insurance in the frontcourt in case Tyson Chandler leaves via free agency.

  28. Los Angeles Lakers: Rick Jackson, PF, Syracuse, 6-9, Sr.
    With Joe Smith and Theo Ratliff free agents, and Andrew Bynum always banged up, Rick Jackson gives the Lakers a frontcourt option who can bang down low.

  29. San Antonio Spurs: Malcolm Thomas, F, San Diego State, 6-8, Sr.
    Malcolm Thomas is worth a late draft flier to possibly serve as a backup to Richard Jefferson.

  30. Sacramento Kings: Cory Joseph, PG, Texas, 6-3, Fr.
    I know I have the Kings taking Kemba Walker in the first round, but Cory Joseph is worth the risk with the final pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.


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myeh 06-21-2011 12:06 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.136 (total posts: 1)
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stop writing about stupid pumpkin pushers and get back onto the nfl.
troy 06-21-2011 08:02 am xxx.xxx.xxx.178 (total posts: 1)
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they nba would be crazy to not pick up DENZEL BOWLES from james madison he is 6'10" with raw talet whoever sleep on him is crazy to take a guard over a big body like that! DENZEL BOWLES NAME SHOULD BE CALLED ON THURSDAY!
Ian 06-20-2011 11:09 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.148 (total posts: 1)
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I'd absolutely love to see Iman come to the Bulls. Not only does he fill a need, but he is a hometown kid and went to the high school that I currently attend.
Jesse 06-20-2011 09:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx8.15 (total posts: 1)
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Would love to see the Cavs deal Hickson to the Suns for #13 and turn around and give the TWolves #4 and #13 for #2 and take both Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams.
Fitz 06-20-2011 06:30 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.52 (total posts: 3)
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@Draft-Guy. Why would they spend a top 10 pick on a SG when they have Nick Young, who is already an above average scorer and still has a lot of upside? That would be a wasted pick.
Dan 06-20-2011 06:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.109 (total posts: 2)
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Klay Thompson is from Washington State not Texas
Samarth Sulhan 06-20-2011 06:22 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.195 (total posts: 3)
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Houston is reportedly very high on Motiejunas...good mock overall though.
JF 06-20-2011 06:07 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.191 (total posts: 1)
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David,
good mock always a fan and checking up on all the updates. Like most of it. no way Biyombo goes to Houston with Thabeet who is that shot blocker. I know he has not shown anything but there is no room for two completely raw shot blockers on the same team. I think they will be looking for an upgrade elsewhere.
David Kay 06-20-2011 02:59 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.162 (total posts: 2)
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@Robb

This mock draft appears here and The Sports Bank. We have a partnership deal between the two sites that the34 mock appears on both.
Wizards 06-20-2011 02:54 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.188 (total posts: 4)
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Vesely, Hamilton, Cole would be a fantastic haul that potentially fits the biggest needs. I still like Leonard over Vesely, but after bringing in Wall, Crawford, Booker and Seraphin last season, I'll trust the front office this time around.
TrueThatTucson 06-20-2011 11:15 am xxx.xxx.xxx.187 (total posts: 1)
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After posting two dominating seasons in the tough PAC-10 Arizona's Derrick Williams should be taken over a still unproven Kyrie Irving. The Jazz would be wise to buck the so called experts and take Jimmer Fredette. These two players will loom large for which ever team that drafts them
Draft-Guy 06-20-2011 09:43 am xxx.xxx.xxx9.79 (total posts: 6)
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I think the Wizards should take a long look at Klay Thompson or Alec Burks to complement John Wall in that backcourt. I think Bismack Biyombo or Jan Vesley would complement Greg Monroe much better than Kawhi Leonard who is a smaller body.
jbobo 06-20-2011 01:10 am xxx.xxx.xxx.176 (total posts: 1)
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ok so the suns totally get a sukazz pick...i really want jimmer because he can learn from steve nash and not have to change much from college to nba
Fitz 06-19-2011 02:29 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.52 (total posts: 3)
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@Charlotte Bobcats 4 life- Hate to burst your bubble but that trade is dead and has been for a couple weeks. The Pistons aren't gonna trade Rip Hamilton for absolutely nothing when they can probably at least get a draft pick or 2 elsewhere.
Fitz 06-19-2011 02:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.52 (total posts: 3)
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Walt- Do you think Travis Leslie could go at the end of the 1st round to Chicago? I think his athleticism would be a great compliment to Kyle Korver's shooting and Keith Bogans' defense. I know him and Brewer are similar players (can't shoot), but Brewer is not good with the ball in his hands, while Leslie is great when he as the rock as well as off the ball.

Dan- I don't see Kahwi slipping to 12. He's one of the hottest prospects in the draft and is virtually a top 10 lock now. And Vucevic has definitely been impressive lately but being picked in the lottery is a huge jump from where he was a month ago. I think he gets picked closer to 19 by Charlotte or 23 with Houston's second pick.





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