2011 NBA Draft: Pictures and Transactions

David Stern ushered in the aspiring rookies, but he also holds
the key to whether the league will endure a lockout or not.
(image by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

This might be the leanest draft in years, but that doesn't mean there was a dearth of interesting things that happened. I just hope an NBA lockout won't kill all this momentum.

2011 Draft in Pictures:

Bismack Biyombo will be Charlotte's new shot-stopper, while
Kemba Walker should be a front-runner for the 2012 ROY plum.
(image by the AP)
Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving are the newest Cavs on the block--
the chopping block?
(image by the AP)
Coach Ty Corbin and rookies Alec Burks and Enes Kanter share a light moment
(image by the AP)
Jimmer Fredette walked offstage a Buck, then went home a King
(image by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Jonas Valanciunas is hoped to be the Robin to
Andrea Bargnani's Batman
(image by the AP)
Rockets Rookie Roundup: Chanlder Parsons, Donatas Montiejunas & Marcus Morris
(image by the AP)
#2 pick Derrick Williams joins the T-Wolves' platoon of forwards
(image by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Who went where:

Transaction #1: Kings-Bucks-Bobcats
Kings got: John Salmons & Jimmer Fredette (Jimmer might be getting his paycheck from Manny Pangilinan soon)
Bucks got: Beno Udrih, StephenJackson, Shaun Livingston & Tobias Harris
Bobcats: Bismack Biyombo & Corey Maggette

Transaction #2: Spurs-Pacers
Spurs got: Kawhi Leonard, Davis Bertans & Erazem Lorbek (who the hell?!)
Pacers got: George Hill (apparently, he's worth three players!)

Transaction #3: T-Wolves-Rockets-Bulls
T-Wolves got: Brad Miller, Norris Cole, Malcolm Lee & a future 1st rounder
Rockets got: Jonny Flynn & Chandler Parsons (he went through a merry-go-round of sorts here)
Bulls got: Nikola Mirotic

Transaction #4: Nets-Celts
Nets got: Marshon Brooks
Celts got: JaJuan Johnson & a 2014 2nd rounder

Transaction #5: Blazers-Nuggets-Mavs
Blazers got: Raymond Felton (4th team in 2 years) & Targuy Ngombo (Qatar-Congo player)
Nuggets got: Andre Miller, Jordan Hamilton, & a future 2nd rounder
Mavs got: Rudy Fernandez & Petteri Koponento

Transaction #6: T-Wolves-Heat
T-Wolves got: Bojan Bogdanovic, future 2nd rounder & cash
Heat got: Norris Cole

Transaction #7: T-Wolves-Nets
T-Wolves got: future 2nd rounder & more cash
Nets got: Bojan Bogdanovis

Transaction #8: Cavs-Magic
Cavs got: 2 future 2nd rounders
Magic got: Justin Harper

Transaction #9: Bobcats-Warriors
Bobcats got: cash
Warriors got: Jeremy Tyler

Transaction #10: Hornets-Knicks
Hornets got: cash
Knicks got: Josh Harrelson

Transaction #11: Lakers-Nuggets
Lakers got: future 2nd rounder
Nuggets got: Chukwudiebere Maduabum (whatta mouthful!)

Here's an All-Access look at Kyrie Irving:

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No draft blog yet? :(


I'm actually thinking IF I'll write one. I'm not sure I know enough about the rookies to discuss who were good picks for this team or that team and such. But we'll see. I'm working on a post about the impending NBA Lockout though.