Posted May 24 2011 7:00AM - Updated Jun 23 2011 10:08AM
POINT GUARDS | SHOOTING GUARDS | SMALL FORWARDS | POWER FORWARDS | CENTERS
A note on the rankings:
This is not a predictor of when these players will be taken. These rankings, based on discussions with dozens of NBA and college coaches, and NBA college scouts and team executives, address the question of how ready players are to play the position which they are assigned: in other words, if there was a game tonight, who would play better at that position tonight, not in three years. Players are ranked based on the position that the coaches and scouts believe is their best NBA position, and even then, there is always disagreement between teams.
"Sleepers" are players almost certain to go in the second round but who may have first-round talent or otherwise have an impact on the teams that select them if they overcome perceived shortcomings.
Players listed as "Some Scouts Like" category are those who are not certain to declare, but are viewed as potentially draftable if they do -- with an emphasis on "potentially."
All measurements are taken from the official numbers at the Chicago pre-Draft combine in early June. The measurements of those who were not in Chicago are taken from the player's college or pro team website.
NOTE: Point guard rankings updated as of June 14, 2011
|7||Iman Shumpert||Georgia Tech||Junior||6-6||221||6-10|
|9||Norris Cole||Cleveland St.||Senior||6-2||174||6-2|
|2||Klay Thompson||Washington State||Junior||6-7||206||6-9|
|8||Jon Diebler||Ohio State||Senior||6-7||197||6-6|
|9||David Lighty||Ohio State||Senior||6-7||216||6-8|
|1||Kawhi Leonard||San Diego St.||Sophomore||6-7||227||7-3|
|2||Chris Singleton||Florida St.||Junior||6-9||230||7-1|
|9||Bojan Bogdanovic||Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)||22||6-8||218||TBA|
|2||Jan Vesely||Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)||20||6-10||240||TBA|
|4||Bismack Biyombo||Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain)||18||6-9||243||TBA|
|5||Donatas Motiejunas||Benetton Treviso||20||6-11||222||TBA|
|8||Kenneth Faried||Morehead St.||Senior||6-8||225||7-0|
|9||Malcolm Thomas||San Diego St.||Senior||6-9||223||7-1|
|1||Jonas Valanciunas||Lietuvos Rytas||19||6-11||240||TBA|
|2||Enes Kanter||Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey)||18||6-11||259||7-2|
|5||Jeremy Tyler||Tokyo Apache||19||6-11||262||7-5|
|9||Greg Smith||Fresno State||Sophomore||6-9||253||7-3|
|10||Michael Dunigan||Kalev/Cramo Estonia||21||6-10||238||7-3|
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