2011 NBA Mock Draft

By Josh Cohen
June 7, 2011

ORLANDO -- There may be nothing more exhilarating than when NBA Commissioner David Stern walks up to the podium every five minutes at the NBA Draft and announces the player each team has decided to select.

It’s so entertaining and gripping that we should apply the same functionality to our every day lives.

For example….

With the first pick at OrlandoMagic.com’s Breakfast Derby, Josh Cohen selects three scrambled eggs, two turkey sausage links, a bananna and a glass of orange juice (the crowd erupts with approval).

Several picks later…

We have a trade to announce…Josh Cohen has traded (suspense punctures through the crowd with unprecedented anticipation) one of his turkey sausage links to Dan Savage (fans expressing astonishment) for a pair of slices of bacon AND a future granola bar to be decided later.

Another instance…

With the first pick at OrlandoMagic.com’s Theme Park Extravaganza, Adly Santiago selects to ride three rollercoasters, a sky swat, the topple tower and an array of water rides.

Several picks later…

We have a trade to announce….Adly Santiago has traded one of her tickets to hop on one of the water rides to Kristy Cannon in exchange for the opportunity to play Skee Ball and Duck Pond over at the carnival games section.

The NBA Draft is an opportunity for most teams to revitalize their franchises and provide fans a glimpse into the future.

While not all selections will ultimately be a success, the unknown is what makes it all the more interesting.

Though it’s practically impossible to correctly predict every draft pick that will be made, OrlandoMagic.com’s staff have decided to give it a shot.

Some projections may surprise you, while others may be the obvious choice. Glance through our First Round forecast (and the Magic's 53rd pick of the Second Round) and chime in with your own opinions on our message boards.



PICK #
TEAM

Dan
Savage

Kristy
Cannon

Josh
Cohen

Adly
Santiago

Nick
Ortiz

Elizabeth
Brett
1 Cavaliers
Kyrie
Irving

Kyrie
Irving

Kyrie
Irving

Derrick
Williams

Kyrie
Irving

Kyrie
Irving
2 Timberwolves
Derrick
Williams

Derrick
Williams

Derrick
Williams

Kyrie
Irving

Derrick
Williams

Derrick
Williams
3 Jazz
Brandon
Knight

Enes
Kanter

Brandon
Knight

Enes
Kanter

Enes
Kanter

Enes
Kanter
4 Cavaliers
Enes
Kanter

Tristan
Thompson

Kawhi
Leonard

Brandon
Knight

Jonas
Valanciunas

Jonas
Valanciunas
5 Raptors
Jonas
Valanciunas

Jonas
Valanciunas

Enes
Kanter

Kawhi
Leonard

Kemba
Walker

Marcus
Morris
6 Wizards
Jan
Vesely

Jan
Vesely

Jan
Vesely

Jan
Vesely

Jan
Vesely

Jan
Vesely
7 Kings
Kemba
Walker

Kawhi
Leonard

Tristan
Thompson

Kemba
Walker

Brandon
Knight

Brandon
Knight
8 Pistons
Marcus
Morris

Brandon
Knight

Kemba
Walker

Jonas
Valanciunas

Bismack
Biyombo

Kawhi
Leonard
9 Bobcats
Kawhi
Leonard

Marcus
Morris

Jonas
Valanciunas

Marcus
Morris

Kawhi
Leonard

Kemba
Walker
10 Bucks
Donatas
Motiejunas

Kemba
Walker

Marshon
Brooks

Alec
Burks

Alec
Burks

Jimmer
Fredette
11 Warriors
Tristan
Thompson

Donatas
Motiejunas

Marcus
Morris

Donatas
Motiejunas

Tristan
Thompson

Donatas
Motiejunas
12 Jazz
Jimmer
Fredette

Jimmer
Fredette

Jimmer
Fredette

Jimmer
Fredette

Jimmer
Fredette

Tobias
Harris
13 Suns
Alec
Burks

Jordan Hamilton

Donatas
Motiejunas

Tristan
Thompson

Donatas
Motiejunas

Kenneth
Faried
14 Rockets
Klay
Thompson

Chris
Singelton

Jordan
Hamilton

Bismack
Biyombo

Tobias
Harris

Bismack
Biyombo
15 Pacers
Tobias
Harris

Alec
Burks

Alec
Burks

Klay
Thompson

Kenneth
Faried

Alec
Burks
16 Sixers
Markieff
Morris

Markieff
Morris

Kenneth
Faried

Markieff
Morris

Jordan
Hamilton

Klay
Thompson
17 Knicks
Chris Singelton

Malcolm
Lee

Darius
Morris

Chris
Singelton

Klay
Thompson

Josh
Selby
18 Wizards
Bismack
Biyombo

Klay
Thompson

Klay
Thompson

Tobias
Harris

Chris
Singelton

Tristan
Thompson
19 Bobcats
Kenneth
Faried

Bismack
Biyombo

Tobias
Harris

Marshon
Brooks

Marcus
Morris

Markieff
Morris
20 Timberwolves
Marshon
Brooks

Jon
Leuer

Kyle
Singler

Jordan
Hamilton

Lucas
Nogueira

Jeremy
Tyler
21 Blazers
Jordan
Hamilton

Tobias
Harris

Bismack
Biyombo

Chandler
Parsons

Markieff
Morris

Chris
Singelton
22 Nuggets
Trey
Thompkins

Kenneth
Faried

Chris
Singelton

Kenneth
Faried

Marshon
Brooks

Trey
Thompkins
23 Rockets
JaJuan Johnson

Tyler
Honeycutt

Nolan
Smith

Darius
Morris

Jeremy
Tyler

Malcolm
Lee
24 Thunder
David
Lighty

Trey
Thompkins

Jordan
Williams

Tyler
Honeycutt

Jordan
Williams

JaJuan
Johnson
25 Celtics
Keith
Benson

Kyle
Singler

Shelvin
Mack

Trey
Thompkins

Nikola
Vucevic

Reggie
Jackson
26 Mavericks
Shelvin
Mack

Chandler
Parsons

Chandler
Parsons

Justin
Harper

Kyle
Singler

Kyle
Singler
27 Nets
Jeremy
Tyler

Justin
Harper

Reggie
Jackson

Josh
Selby

Norris
Cole

Travis
Leslie
28 Bulls
DeAndre
Liggins

Jereme
Richmond

David
Lighty

Jeremy
Tyler

Travis
Leslie

Ben
Hansbrough
29 Spurs
Ravern
Johnson

Ravern
Johnson

Ravern
Johnson

Kyle
Singler

Keith
Benson

Malcom
Thomas
30 Bulls
Kyle
Singler

Keith
Benson

JaJuan
Johnson

Shelvin
Mack

DeAndre
Liggins

Chandler
Parsons
53 Magic
Jimmy
Butler

David
Lighty

Isaiah
Thomas

JaJuan
Johnson

Malcolm
Thomas

DeAndre
Liggins


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