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Kyrie Irving stars in the 2011 NBA Draft

Posted By Warren Shaw On Jun 24 2011 @ 2:54 am In NBA Draft | 1 Comment

The 2011 NBA Draft was not the hit the league had hoped but there was plenty of movement and trades that are sure to have fans shrugging their shoulders. The night belonged to Kyrie Irving who the Cleveland Cavaliers admitted was their number  1 choice all along. All the smoke and mirrors the Cavaliers put out came to an anticlimactic end as David Stern announced Irving’s name without hesitation.  Head Coach Byron Scott was interviewed shortly after the draft ended and the smile  Scott sported could be seen from Cleveland to New Jersey.

I kept track of the players as best I could but the trades were plentiful and at times confusing.

Here is how the rest of the draft played out.

Round 1 Round 2
No. Team Player No. Team Player
1 Cleveland Kyrie Irving (Duke) Guard 31 Miami Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia) Guard
2 Minnesota Derrick Williams (Arizona) Forward 32 Cleveland Justin Harper (Richmond) Forward
3 Utah Enes Kanter (Turkey) Center 33 Detroit Kyle Singler (Duke) Forward
4 Cleveland Tristan Thompson (Texas) Forward 34 Washington Shelvin Mack (Butler) Guard
5 Toronto Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania) Center 35 Sacramento Tyler Honeycutt (UCLA) Forward
6 Washington Jan Vesely (Czech Republic) Forward 36 New Jersey Jordan Williams (Maryland) Forward
7 Sacramento for Charlotte Bismack Biyombo (Congo) Forward 37 L.A. Clippers Trey Thompkins ( Georgia) Forward
8 Detroit Brandon Knight (Kentucky) Guard 38 Houston Chandler Parsons (Florida) Forward
9 Charlotte Kemba Walker (Connecticut) Guard 39 Charlotte Jeremy Tyler (Japan) Center
10 Milwaukee for Sacramento Jimmer Fredette (BYU) Guard 40 Milwaukee Jon Leuer (Wisconsin) Forward
11 Golden State Klay Thompson (Washington) Guard 41 L.A. Lakers Darius Morris (Michigan) Guard
12 Utah Alec Burks (Colorado) Guard 42 Indiana Davis Bertans (Latvia) Forward
13 Phoenix Markieff Morris  (Kansas) Forward 43 Chicago Malcolm Lee (UCLA) Guard
14 Houston Marcus Morris (Kansas) Forward 44 Golden State Charles Jenkins (Hofstra) Guard
15 Indiana Kawhi Leonard (San Diego St.) Forward 45 New Orleans Josh Harrellson (Kentucky) Center
16 Philadelphia Nikola Vucevic (USC) Forward 46 L.A. Lakers Andrew Goudelock (College of Charlestson) Guard
17 New York Iman Shumpert (Georgia Tech) Guard 47 L.A. Clippers Travis Leslie (Georgia) Guard
18 Washington Chris Singelton (FSU) Forward 48 Atlanta Keith Benson (Oakland) Center
19 Charlotte for Milwaukee Tobias Harris (Tennessee) Forward 49 Memphis Josh Selby (Kansas) Guard
20 Minnesota Donatas Motiejunas (Lithuania) Forward 50 Philadelphia LaVoy Allen (Temple) Forward
21 Portland Nolan Smith (Duke) Guard 51 Portland Jon Diebler (Ohio St) Guard
22 Denver Kenneth Faried (Morehead St) Forward 52 Detroit Vernon Macklin (Florida) Forward
23 Houston Nikola Mirotic (Spain) Forward 53 Orlando DeAndre Liggins (Kentucky) Guard
24 Oklahoma City Reggie Jackson (Boston College) Guard 54 Cleveland Milan Macvan (Serbia) Forward
25 Boston MarShon Brooks (Providence) Guard 55 Boston E’twan Moore (Purdue) Guard
26 Dallas Jordan Hamilton (Texas) Forward 56 L.A. Lakers Chukwudiebere Maduadbum (NBDL) Forward
27 New Jersey Jajuan Johnson (Purdue) Forward 57 Dallas Tanguy Ngombo (Qatar) Forward
28 Chicago Norris Cole (Cleveland St) Guard 58 L.A. Lakers Ater Majok (Sudan) Forward
29 San Antonio Corey Joseph (Texas) Guard 59 San Antonio Adam Hanga (Hungary) Guard
30 Chicago Jimmy Butler (Marquette) Forward 60 Sacramento Isiah Thomas (Washington) Guard

ESPN.com outlines all of the deals below:

The 2011 NBA draft served up a fair share of trades Thursday night. The rundown (note: some deals are in the proposed phase, while others have been completed):

The Dallas Mavericks [1] reached a trade agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers [2] in which Dallas acquires swingman Rudy Fernandez, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.

• Blazers receive: Raymond Felton (from Denver); rights to No. 57 overall pick (from Dallas)
• Nuggets receive: Andre Miller (from Portland); rights to Jordan Hamilton [3] (26th overall pick); future second-round pick (2013 or 2014) from Portland
• Mavs receive: Rudy Fernandez (from Portland); rights to 2007 draftee Petteri Koponen


Charlotte [4] traded top scorer Stephen Jackson [5] to Milwaukee [6] in a three-way deal involving the Sacramento Kings [7] that gave the Bobcats two picks in the top nine. [8]

• Bobcats receive: No. 7 overall pick Bismack Biyombo [9] (from Sacramento); Corey Maggette (from Milwaukee)
• Bucks receive: No. 19 overall pick Tobias Harris [10] (from Charlotte); Stephen Jackson (from Charlotte); Shaun Livingston (from Charlotte); Beno Udrih (from Sacramento)
• Kings receive: No. 10 overall pick Jimmer Fredette [11] and guard John Salmons (from Milwaukee).


The Houston Rockets [12] reached an agreement on a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves [13] to acquire guard Jonny Flynn and the rights to No. 20 overall pick Donatas Motiejunas [14], according to sources with knowledge of the trade.

• Rockets get: Jonny Flynn, rights to Donatas Motiejunas (No. 20 overall pick); Chandler Parsons [15] (reacquisition via the No. 38 overall pick)
• Timberwolves receive: Brad Miller; rights to Nikola Mirotic [16] (No. 23 overall pick), 2013 first-round pick; rights to Norris Cole [17] (No. 28 overall pick)
• Bulls receive: Rights to Nikola Mirotic (from Minnesota)


The Indiana Pacers [18] have traded the draft rights to Kawhi Leonard [19] to the San Antonio Spurs [20] for point guard George Hill.

• Pacers get: George Hill; 2005 second-round pick Erazem Lorbek
• Spurs get: Rights to Kawhi Leonard (No. 15 overall pick); rights to Davis Bertans [21] (No. 42 overall pick)


The Boston Celtics [22] worked a draft-day trade, netting a future second-round pick from New Jersey before landing Purdue power forward JaJuan Johnson [23] with the Nets’ No. 27 pick overall. 

• Nets receive: Rights to Marshon Brooks (No. 25 overall pick)
• Celtics receive: Rights to JaJuan Johnson (No. 27 overall pick); 2014 second-round pick


The Knicks purchased the 45th overall pick from the Hornets and selected Kentucky center Josh Harrellson [24], adding some depth to a position where they have their greatest need. A league source said the Knicks paid between $700,000 and $750,000 for the pick.  [25]

• Knicks receive: Rights to Josh Harrellson (No. 45 overall pick)
• Hornets receive: Financial considerations


• Heat receive: Rights to Norris Cole (No. 28 overall pick)
• Timberwolves receive: Rights to Bojan Bogdanovic [26] (No. 31 pick overall); future second-round pick; cash considerations


• Warriors receive: Rights to Jeremy Tyler [27] (No. 39 overall pick)
• Bobcats receive: Cash considerations


• Magic receive: Rights to Justin Harper [28] (No. 32 overall pick)
• Cavaliers receive: Two future second-round picks

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[1] Dallas Mavericks: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=Dal

[2] Portland Trail Blazers: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=Por

[3] Jordan Hamilton: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19396

[4] Charlotte: http://espn.go.com/nba/team/_/name/cha/charlotte-bobcats

[5] Stephen Jackson: http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/378/stephen-jackson

[6] Milwaukee: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=mil

[7] Sacramento Kings: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=Sac

[8] : http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2011/news/story?id=6697545

[9] Bismack Biyombo: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19642

[10] Tobias Harris: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19564

[11] Jimmer Fredette: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19505

[12] Houston Rockets: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=Hou

[13] Minnesota Timberwolves: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=Min

[14] Donatas Motiejunas: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19306

[15] Chandler Parsons: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19602

[16] Nikola Mirotic: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19552

[17] Norris Cole: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19597

[18] Indiana Pacers: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=Ind

[19] Kawhi Leonard: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19534

[20] San Antonio Spurs: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=Sas

[21] Davis Bertans: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19673

[22] Boston Celtics: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=Bos

[23] JaJuan Johnson: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19369

[24] Josh Harrellson: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19665

[25] : http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/5501/knicks-purchase-45th-pick-from-hornets

[26] Bojan Bogdanovic: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19560

[27] Jeremy Tyler: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19575

[28] Justin Harper: http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2010&playerId=19635

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