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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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

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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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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College Hoops 101 (11-15-10)

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I have discovered a dangerous tool that will immensely help my college basketball viewing this season.  Last year my cable provider did not let me access ESPN360.com.  This year, I can successfully get ESPN3.com as it is now called.  EUREKA!

This is scary on so many levels.  Not only can I now multi-task and watch two games at once, but I can also catch any ESPN televised game I want at any time with the replay tool.  This is like locking a sex addict in a room with ten naked girls and telling him to behave himself.

If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that runs every Monday and breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college hoops.  I will look back at the previous week and peak ahead to some of the key match-ups in the next seven days.  In case you missed it, be sure to check out my first Field of 68 (aka Bracketology) in which I predict the NCAA Tournament brackets and all of my in-depth team previews.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99:#11 Kentucky Wildcats

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John Calipari was hired away from Memphis to put the Kentucky Wildcats back on the national map.  In just one season in Lexington, Calipari has done that that and so much more.

The Wildcats lose eight players from last year’s team including five that were selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.  In what seems like it will become a yearly cycle at UK, the program brings in the top recruiting class in the country and could very easily be a Final Four contender.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99”ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-major programs.  Click here if you missed teams #13-#99.

By: David Kay
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2011 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round (11/8/10)

A number of talented college seniors once again figure to fall into the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft .  The Sports Bank presents its latest mock draft.  Team needs have not yet been taken into account.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report.

By: David Kay

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2011 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (11/8/10)

The 2011 NBA Draft figures to be very heavy on freshman talent.  The Sports Bank presents its latest mock draft.  Team needs have not yet been taken into account.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report.

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2011 NBA Mock Draft (9/21/10)

The 2011 NBA Draft figures to be very heavy on freshman talent.  David Kay is back with his latest mock draft.  Team needs have not been taken into account with this mock draft.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report.

By: David Kay

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