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CHICAGO (CBS) Below is a complete recap of 670 The Score’s live NBA Draft blog:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers: G Kyrie Irving, Duke
2. Minnesota Timberwolves: F Derrick Williams, Arizona
3. Utah Jazz: C Enes Kanter, Turkey
4. Cleveland Cavaliers: F Tristan Thompson, Texas
First curveball…Tristan Thompson. Enjoy Cleveland.—
Jason Goff (@jgoff670) June 23, 2011
5. Toronto Raptors: C Jonas Valanciunas, Lithuania
6. Washington Wizards: F Jan Vesely, Czech Republic
7. Sacramento Kings: F Bismack Biyombo, Congo
Biyombo was drafted by the Kings, but will likely end up in Charlotte as part of a proposed three-team deal. For more on the deal, see below.
8. Detroit Pistons: G Brandon Knight, Kentucky
Love what he did in the NCAA Tournament. He will be an above-average defender in the NBA, but he needs to improve his shot.
9. Charlotte Bobcats: G Kemba Walker, Connecticut
10. Milwaukee Bucks: G Jimmer Fredette, BYU
Fredette will end up in Sacramento as part of the same three-team deal. While many believe he will flop in the NBA, I think he will be pretty good. His defense needs some work, but he can shoot from anywhere. He’s also much stronger than people give him credit for and will be able to create his own shot at the NBA level.
11. Golden State Warriors: G Klay Thompson, Washington State
12. Utah Jazz: G Alec Burks, Colorado
13. Phoenix Suns: F Maurkieff Morris, Kansas
14. Houston Rockets: F Marcus Morris, Kansas
15. Indiana Pacers: F Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State
16. Philadelphia 76ers: C Nikola Vucevic, USC
17. New York Knicks: G Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech
Shumpert is a local product from Oak Park-River Forest High School. He wasn’t necessarily expected to go this high, but he’s a long guard who will make it in the NBA because he can defend.
18. Washington Wizards: F Chris Singleton, Florida State
I think Singleton has a ton of upside. I had a chance to watch him play in the NCAA Tournament at the United Center and was really impressed with his athleticism. He won’t put up huge offensive numbers, but he’ll be a great defensive player in the NBA with his length.
19. Charlotte Bobcats: F Tobias Harris, Tennessee
Harris will end up in Milwaukee on the three-team trade goes through.
20. Minnesota Timberwolves: F Donatas Motiejunas, Lithuania
21. Portland Trailblazers: G Nolan Smith, Duke
I love players who get noticeably better in their final college season. A year ago I didn’t think Smith had an NBA future, but if he keeps getting better, he has a chance.
22. Denver Nuggets: F Kenneth Faried, Morehead State
No player made themselves more money in the NCAA Tournament than Faried. Comparisons to Dennis Rodman are understandable.
23. Houston Rockets: F Nikola Mirotic
24. Oklahoma City Thunder: G Reggie Jackson, Boston College
25. Boston Celtics: G MarShon Brooks, Providence College
The Celtics traded Brooks to the Nets for JaJuan Johnson and a future second round pick.
26. Dallas Mavericks: F Jordan Hamilton, Texas
27. New Jersey Nets: F JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Johnson will go to the Celtics in exchange for MarShon Brooks.
28. Chicago Bulls: G Norris Cole, Cleveland State
Cole ends up with the Miami Heat after first being traded to the Timberwolves by the Bulls.
29. San Antonio Spurs: G Corey Joseph, Texas
31. Miami Heat: F Bojan Bogdanovic
32. Cleveland Cavaliers: F Justin Harper
33. Detroit Pistons: F Kyle Singler, Duke
34. Washington Wizards: G Shelvin Mack, Butler
35. Sacramento Kings: F Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA
36. New Jersey Nets: C Jordan Williams, Maryland
37. Los Angeles Clippers: F Trey Thompkins, Georgia
38. Houston Rockets: F Chandler Parsons, Florida.
39. Charlotte Bobcats: F Jeremy Tyler, San Diego, Ca./Japan
40. Milwaukee Bucks: F Jon Leuer, Wisconsin
Covered Leuer throughout his career at Wisconsin and was disappointed in his performance his senior year. I thought he was due to break out and while he had a good year statistically, he didn’t take the strides I thought he would. There’s potential if he gets the right coaching, but I’m not sure he’ll be successful in the NBA.
41. Los Angeles Lakers: G Darius Morris, Michigan
I thought he came out a year too soon, but Morris is young and has a lot of potential. Good value at No. 41.
42. Indiana Pacers: F Davis Bertans
43. Chicago Bulls: G Malcolm Lee, UCLA
Lee will end up with the Timberwolves as part of the trade that gave the Bulls Mirotic.
44. Golden State Warriors: G Charles Jenkins, Hofstra
45. New Orleans Hornets: C Josh Harrellson, Kentucky
Harrellson was traded to the Knicks for financial considerations.
46. Los Angeles Lakers: G Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
47. Los Angeles Clippers: G Travis Leslie, Georgia
48. Atlanta Hawks: C Keith Benson, Oakland
49. Memphis Grizzlies: G Josh Selby, Kansas
50. Philadelphia 76ers: F Lavoy Allen, Temple
51. Portland Trailblazers: G Jon Diebler, Ohio State
52. Detroit Pistons: F Vernon Macklin, Florida
53. Orlando Magic: G DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky
54. Cleveland Cavaliers: F Milan Macvan, Serbia
55. Boston Celtics: G E’Twaun Moore, Purdue
56. Los Angeles Lakers: F Chukwudiebere Maduabum, Nigeria
57. Dallas Mavericks: F Tanguy Ngombo
Ngombo will end up with Minnesota as part of an earlier trade.
58. Los Angeles Lakers: F Ater Majok, Sudan
59. San Antonio Spurs: G Adam Hanga, Hungary
60. Sacramento Kings: G Isaiah Thomas, Washington
News and Rumors
8:47 p.m. - The Bulls pulled off a trade to move up to No. 23.
Minnesota likely to deal the 23rd pick to Chicago – source told CBSSports.com.—
Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) June 24, 2011
8:27 p.m. – In a somewhat surprising move, the San Antonio Spurs have a proposed trade with the Pacers to send guard George Hill to Indiana for the draft rights to Kawhi Leonard, who was selected 15th overall, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Pacers will also send the 42nd pick in this draft to the Spurs as part of the package to get George Hill, source says.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 24, 2011
6:58 p.m. - The consensus regarding the Bulls’ picks (28th and 30th overall) is that Gar Forman would like to package them together to trade for a veteran or an earlier first round pick. Unfortunately, late first round picks are hard to trade because there’s not a whole lot of talent available and they come with guaranteed contracts.
6:00 p.m. - In the biggest pre-draft trade thus far, the Bucks, Bobcats and Kings have agreed to a three-team swap that will send Stephen Jackson in Milwaukee, according to multiple reports.
The Bucks will receive Sacramento’s Beno Udrih as well as Jackson and Shaun Livingston from Charlotte in the trade. Milwaukee also picks up the 19th overall pick from the Bobcats while sending John Salmons and the 10th overall pick to Sacramento. Charlotte ends up with the No. 7 pick from Sacramento and Corey Maggette from Milwaukee.