2011 NBA Draft re-do with 2012 hindsight

2011 nba draft

It is an annual tradition here during the NBA All-Star break to re-do the NBA Draft lottery from the previous year.  The Sports Bank’s NBA Draft Nerd, David Kay and Peter Christian will alternate re-drafting the top fourteen picks in the 2011 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season.  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made.

Check out The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.
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Colorado’s Alec Burks Connected to Charlotte Bobcats

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Colorado‘s Alec Burks is the best in a weak crop of shooting guard prospects in the 2011 NBA Draft.  He is a lottery lock and due to a relationship he built in Boulder, has a connection to the Charlotte Bobcats who hold the ninth overall pick.

By: David Kay

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NBA Draft Lottery was meant to be for the Cavs

Cavs win 1st overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft

It was meant to be; bookends on the most controversial free agency in sports history.

8 years ago, LeBron James was the best available player in an insanely stacked draft class that included James’ now-teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, as well as Carmelo Anthony. While this year’s draft class is nowhere near as valuable, the Cavs, seeking their first number one overall pick since 2003, entered the lottery hoping to reverse the curse that descended on Quicken Loans Arena last July.

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