The NBA Draft 2011 results are rolling in. So who are the winners and losers of this year's class? The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Duke's Kyrie Irving at #1 which surprised no one, but the top 10 picks did have some fans saying... who?
This years 2011 NBA draft sure was wide open!
Cleveland Cavs - Kyrie Irving - A no brainer really. He has all the tools to be a leader in a city looking to rebuild after the Lebron "decision." Grade: A
Minnesota - Derrick Williams - The real deal, or someone who had a great NCAA Tournament and is riding the wave? The real deal! Grade: A
Utah - Enes Kanter - This is a bold move at #3. Kanter "has had a history of knee problems and there are concerns about his knees not checking out 100% when he has NBA physicals." Grade: B -
Cleveland - Tristan Thompson - The Texas star has all the ability to become a star in this league. The Cavs get a great guard and a big man in the top four. Rebuilding looks good so far. Grade: A
Toronto - Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania) - The 6-11 big man from Lithuania is the real deal. NBAdraft says Valanciunas is "Extremely aggressive rebounder both offensively and defensively." Toronto needs a lot of things, and a big man was at the top of the list. Grade: B+
Washington - Jan Vesely (Czech Republic) The big man from the Czech Republic is known for his quick hand and overall quickness. The Wizards surprised many with this pick. Grade A
Sacramento - Bismack Biyombo (Dem. Rep. of the Congo) - A flat out beast! If he can play at his level in the NBA, he is going to be a flat out force. That's "if." Grade: A
Detroit - Brandon Knight - The new leader in the "D"? Pistons fans hope so! He has the skill to make a name for himself in the league. The Pistons need a new leader who can handle the ball. Grade: B+
Charlotte - Kemba Walker - A great pick for the Bobcats. This kid is going to be an All-Star. Charlotte just got a lot better on both sides of the ball. Grade: A
Milwaukee - Jimmer Fredette - Can the sharp shooter bring his NCAA strong play to the NBA? Fredette hit legendary status at BYU, but this is the NBA. He's a tough kid and should make the grade in Milwaukee. Grade: B
Basketball fans, were the NBA Draft 2011 results what you anticipated?