2011 Mock Draft 1.0

The Utah Jazz Marketing department got together and put together the following mock draft - based on not much more than "hunches" and loosely tying in what we perceived to be team needs. Tell us what you think on Twitter with hashtag: #NBADraft2011 @Utah_Jazz

Team
Need
Selection
1.
Timberwolves
Minnesota
depth
Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving: What? Another point guard? The Timberwolves take the player who is right now, the consensus overall #1 pick. Kyrie will add depth to their vast point guard lineup while giving them flexibility to perhaps trade out other pieces to fill other team needs.
2.
Cavaliers
Cleveland
frontcourt
Derrick Williams Derrick Williams: Cleveland goes best available as they strengthen their front line with the addition of Derrick Williams. His athleticism will provide much needed depth alongside Antawn Jamison as he develops his NBA game.
3.
Raptors
Toronto
defense, scoring
Kemba Walker Kemba Walker: Looking for a floor general and an explosive scoring presence, we think the Raptors take a point guard over a big man this year. With the addition of Walker, the Raptors should be able to take better advantage of the floor spacing their current deep shooting big men provide, giving lanes for Kemba to slash to the hoop with.
4.
Wizards
Washington
small forward
Enes Kanter Enes Kanter: Enes may be too big a talent to pass up as the Wizards bolster their roster with another big man. Kanter could be the guy that rounds out their young and developing roster by adding depth and size behind Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee.
5.
Kings
Sacramento
depth
Brandon Knight Brandon Knight: Will the Kings add a "true PG" to play alongside Tyreke Evans? Some critics have made mention that it's time for the Kings to move their star guard to the play the two while they pick up a passing point guard. Brandon Knight could be able to provide movement to this sometimes "stagnant" offense.
6.
Jazz
Utah
point guard, depth
Bismack Biyombo Bismack Biyombo: The Jazz go for the athletic big man with hopes of a defensive stopper in the mold of Serge Ibaka. While the Jazz may be stacked in their frontline, Biyombo will be a project to unleash on the open court in the future. Look for the Jazz (or whatever team drafts him) to possibly develop him in the NBDL for a season or so.
7.
Pistons
Detroit
toughness
Jonas Valanciunas Jonas Valanciunas: Detroit picks up a big man that can contribute with size and shooting. Jonas has a nice touch from the free-throw line that will prove to be an asset as games wind down and the fouling begins. While his current game consists of inside the post, he possesses range to keep defenses honest.
8.
Cavaliers
Cleveland
frontcourt, depth
Alec Burks Alec Burks: Cleveland rounds out their roster with a talented shooting guard. With the addition of Burks, the Cavs could develop into a team of many weapons as they bring another long-range shooter into the mix. He could really open things up for their post players while possibly adding some surprising defense at the NBA level.
9.
Bobcats
Charlotte
scoring
Marcus Morris Marcus Morris: The Bobcats may look to go with a big man here as they continued to have injury woes over the past season. Marcus could take over for Boris Diaw as the season moves forward, due in part to his offensive skill set.
10.
Bucks
Milwaukee
scoring, depth
Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Leonard: The Bucks need some depth, and with Leonard they will get a player that can do a little of everything. Kawhi has had some great workouts in early May, surprising many after what seemed to be a mediocre NCAA tournament run for him stat-wise.
11.
Warriors
Golden State
depth, scoring
Markieff Morris Markieff Morris: Rumors that the Warriors brass want to strengthen their defensive presence could likely prompt their selection of Markieff over other offensively talented players. His strong rebounding presence along with a much improving offensive game should fit nicely along side Curry and Ellis.
12
Jazz
Utah
point guard, depth
Jordan Hamilton Jordan Hamilton: The Jazz look to add depth and athleticism to their small forward ranks, and with this selection they do just that. He rebounds at a high rate for his position while shooting the ball at a much improved rate over his Freshman campaign in Texas.
13.
Suns
Phoenix
defense, frontcourt
Tristan Thompson Tristan Thompson: The Suns look to improve depth in their front court while adding athleticism to a key position in their offense. Tristan is highly active around the hoop and should help to provide some defensive stability with a good set of fundamentals.
14.
Rockets
Houston
defense, backcourt
Jan Vesely Jan Vesely: The Rockets will go with best talent available and possibly stash Jan overseas for a year or two as this roster flirted with an unexpected playoff birth this past season. His length and athleticism could light up the league as this guy loves to dunk on his opponents.

*based on pre-lottery selection order

UPDATED: 5/13/11