The 10 Worst NBA Drafts in the Lottery Era

The calendar now reads June. In the NBA that means it’s time to crown an NBA Champion. However among the biggest of NBA nerds, it also means it’s time to get ready for the NBA draft. We’re only two weeks and a few hours away from the 2011 NBA Draft. This year, it’s preparing for the likes of Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter and Brandon Knight to join the greatest basketball league on the planet that has us basketball geeks totally psyched.

Wait, what?

By Peter Christian

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The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Draft Headquarters

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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!  The Sports Bank has all the in-depth information to get you ready for Thursday’s 2011 NBA Draft.  Consider this page our headquarters for all you need to know; from our 2011 NBA Mock Draft, prospect scouting reports, team needs pages, interviews from the NBA Draft Combine, and so much more.

By: David Kay

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2011 NBA Mock Draft-First Round 6-23-11

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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!  Here is our updated 2011 NBA Mock Draft with major changes after the 3-team trade that shakes up the late lottery. Be sure to check back throughout the day for more updates.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report and a NBA comparison, and make sure to check out our feature articles from the NBA Draft Combine.  Click on the team name for a look at their off-season needs.  Here is a list of outstanding trades for the 2011 NBA Draft.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and our 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do.

UPDATED: 6/23/11 (UPDATED 5:15 PM)

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2011 Guest NBA Mock Draft 6-22-11

NBA Draft Mailbag 6/18/11

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With the NBA Draft now five days away, it is time to break out my second 2011 NBA Draft mailbag in which I answer some of your e-mails or comments.  In this edition, we talk Alec Burks, Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Isaiah Thomas, whether the Cavs would be smart to not draft Kyrie Irving, and compare the top of this draft class to year’s past.

If you have a question about the draft or my 2011 NBA Mock Draft, leave a comment at the bottom of this page and I will try to get to it in my next mailbag (I plan on doing one every day during the draft week.)  Go here to check out my previous mailbag.

By: David Kay

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Kentucky’s DeAndre Liggins Made Right Decision in Entering NBA Draft

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Every year I scratch my head at several underclassmen who decide to leave school and enter the NBA Draft early; and this year was no different.  Most people felt that way about DeAndre Liggins‘ decision to leave Kentucky after his junior season.  However, when you at Liggins’ situation with his personal life and how things likely would have shaped up on-the-court at Lexington next season, his choice to turn pro makes sense even though there is a real possibility he will not get drafted on June 23rd.

(This is a David Kay/Paul M. Banks Collaboration)

Is Kentucky’s Brandon Knight Really Worth 3rd Pick in NBA Draft?

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It has been well publicized that the 2011 NBA Draft is bad; historically bad like Dana Carvey’s movie Master of Disguise.  And while Kentucky freshman point guard Brandon Knight had a great freshman season, it is hard to hard to believe that he is worthy of being the third overall pick by the Utah Jazz like many mock drafts are projecting.

By: David Kay

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OFFICIAL 2011 NBA Draft Early Entries

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The May 8th deadline for college basketball underclassmen to either announce they are returning to school or staying in the NBA Draft for good has past.  There were some very questionable and surprising decisions.  Check out The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft and click on the player’s name for an in-depth scouting report.

UPDATED: 5/11/11

By: David Kay

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2011 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (1/29/11)

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Team needs have NOT been taken into account with this 2011 NBA Mock Draft.  We will begin to factor in team needs once the NBA trade deadline has passed.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report and an NBA comparison.  Here is a list of outstanding trades for the 2011 NBA Draft.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and The Sports Bank’s 2011 NFL Mock Draft.

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2011 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (1/7/11)

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With Kyrie Irving‘s toe injury and Harrison Barnes‘ struggles, the top spot in the 2011 NBA Draft is up for grabs.  Team needs have not been taken into account with this mock draft.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and The Sports Bank’s 2011 NFL Mock Draft.

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2011 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (12-2-10)

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With the college basketball season now in full swing, we get a better idea of which players project for the 2011 NBA Draft. Team needs have not been taken into account with this mock draft.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft.
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NBA Draft Stock Report (11-27-10)

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UConn’s Kemba Walker is soaring up draft rankings thanks to his outstanding three-game performance at the Maui Invitational.  The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft.

By: David Kay
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