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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2010 NBA Draft Center Prospect Rankings


By Paul M. Banks and David Kay, Walter Football.com

The 2009 class of centers didn’t offer much to NBA teams as only two true centers were taken in the draft. While there isn’t one player with the height or defensive presence that Hasheem Thabeet brought, the 2010 crop should be much deeper.

The rest of the 2010 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings to be posted soon.

1. Cole Aldrich, Kansas
Height: 6-11. Weight: 245. Year: Jr.
Projected Selection: mid-to-late lottery.
’08-’09: 14.9 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 2.7 bpg, 59.8 FG%, 79.2 FT%

2. Solomon Alabi, Florida State

Height: 7-1. Weight: 241. Year: So.
Projected Selection: late lottery-mid teens.
’08-’09: 8.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.1 bpg, 54.0 FG%, 68.0 FT%

3. DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky

Height: 6-10. Weight: 245. Year: Fr.
Projected Selection: late lottery-mid teens.
’08-’09: n/a

4. Jan Vesely, Czech Republic

Height: 6-11. Weight: 240. Year: 1990.
Projected Selection: mid first round.
’08-’09: 4.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 51.7 FG%, 67.4 FT%

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