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Posted June 24, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

NBA Draft 2011 First Round Picks!

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Cleveland got Kyrie, M.J. got Kemba, Malouf bros. got Jimmer, and Jan Vesely got a kiss! The foreigners controled the board early, taking picks #3 – #7, and a good percentage throughout. Kansas’ Morris twins, Marcus was born seven minutes later, and literally drafted about seven minutes later than him at the 13th and 14th picks. Trades were prevalent, but simple due to the potential for an NBA lock-out. The potential for a lock-out lended itself to exploring foreign athletes, and having the time to wait for their European contracts to expire and/or fully develop into the NBA system. Check out the complete first round picks chart below!

Vesely receives a warm welcome to the NBA:

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Team: Player: Position College/Country (*) Traded to
1. Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving G Duke  
2. Minnesota T-Wolves Derrick Williams F Arizona  
3. Utah Jazz Enes Kantor C Kentucky (Turkey)  
4. Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson F Texas (Toronto)  
5. Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas F/C Lithuania  
6. Washington Wizards Jan Vesely F KK Partizan Belgrade, Serbia (b. Czech Republic)  
7. (*) Sacramento Kings Bismack Biyombo F Fuenabrada, Spain (b. Dem Rep of Congo) Charlotte Bobcats
8. Detroit Pistons Brandon Knight G Kentucky  
9. Charlotte Bobcats Kemba Walker G U-Conn  
10. (*) Milwaukee Bucks Jimmer Fredette G BYU Sacremento Kings
11. Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson G Washington State  
12. Utah Jazz Alec Burks G Colorado  
13. Phoenix Suns Markieff Morris F Kansas  
14. Houston Rockets Marcus Morris F Kansas  
15. (*) Indiana Pacers Kawhi Leonard F San Diego State San Antonio Spurs
16. Philadelphia 76er’s Nikola Vucecic F USC Trojan (b. Switzerland)  
17. NY Knicks Iman Shumpert G Georgia Tech  
18. Washington Wizards Chris Singleton F Florida State  
19. (*) Charlotte Bobcats Tobias Harris F Tennessee Milwaukee Bucks
20. (*) Minnesota T-Wolves Donatas Motiejunas F/C Croatia Houston Rockets
21. Portland Trailblazers Nolan Smith G Duke  
22. Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faired F Moorehead State  
23. (*) Houston Rockets Nikola Mirotic G Spain (b. Serbia phenom) Minnesota T-Wolves
24. Oklahoma City Thunder Reggie Jackson G Boston College  
25. (*) Boston Celtics Marshon Brooks G Providence NJ Nets
26. Dallas Mavericks Jordan Hamilton G Texas  
27. (*) NJ Nets JaJuan Johnson F Purdue Boston Celtics
28. Chicago Bulls Norris Cole PG Cleveland State  
29. San Antonio Spurs Corey Joseph G Texas (Toronto)  
30. Chicago Bulls Jimmy Butler F Marquette (Texas Fr-Jr)  

 (chart not exact, trades still finalizing)