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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NBA Draft Mailbag (6-13-11)

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With the NBA Draft now eleven days away, it is time to break out my first 2011 NBA Draft mailbag in which I answer some of your e-mails or comments.  In this edition, we talk what the Timberwolves might do with #2, Jimmer Fredette, and a second round sleeper.

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.  In the words of Chris Brown, “Leggo!”

By: David Kay

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Minnesota Timberwolves’ Options at Number Two: They Keep It

While the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks lit up the scoreboard Thursday night in game five of the NBA Finals. This Timberwolves fan couldn’t help but analyze the Wolves options with the number two pick in the upcoming June 23rd draft.

President and general manager David Kahn will have plenty of options with the aforementioned pick come draft night. Kahn having options may be a worse idea than Representative Anthony Weiner having facebook sex chats with a Las Vegas 40-year old blackjack dealer. (Ok, it may have been forced, but I was due for a Weiner joke.)

With a variety of options present for Kahn and company, I decided to break down their options in two parts. So here is part one of the Wolves options with the number two overall pick: They hold onto it.

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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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Providence’s Marshon Brooks Soaring Up NBA Draft Boards

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He was second in the nation in scoring which is a quite the feat considering Providence‘s Marshon Brooks played in the Big East; arguably the nation’s toughest conference.  However not until recently has Brooks began to emerge as a true first round prospect in the 2011 NBA Draft.  After a solid showing at the NBA Draft Combine,  Brooks’ stock is on the rise.  I had a chance to talk with Brooks at the combine and he had some interesting comments about his time at Providence, playing for a bad team, and even dissed on ESPN’s draft “expert” Chad Ford a bit.

By: David Kay

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Sources: Timberwolves Open to Moving 2nd Pick

As we now know the Minnesota Timberwolves will be selecting second overall in the 2011 NBA Draft.

ESPN’s Chad Ford hears from sources that David Kahn and the Timberwolves are open to moving the pick.

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Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2011 NBA Draft Options

It was assumed that the Minnesota Timberwolves would struggle this season. But with those struggles would come improvement from a season ago.

Early on the Wolves weren’t a good team, but they were at least fun to watch as there was always an abundance of energy.

Now the Wolves look like they’ve checked out, and taken leaps backwards from the progression they showed in December.

While much of that blame can go on the shoulders of head coach Kurt Rambis, for the sake of this blog I will chalk it up to a lack of talent.

With the Wolves on the cusp of receiving a top five pick in next June’s draft, these are the five options that Wolves will have in the draft.

Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke, 6’1’’, 19.

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