2011 NBA Draft Open Thread: Round 1, Picks 1-20

Welcome to the 2011 NBA Draft!  This is your thread for following and discussing every pick as the draft progresses.  We'll track the selection, get trade updates, and provide you a place to express your opinion.  Enjoy the evening!  

Cleveland goes on the clock at 4:30 p.m. Pacific.

1.  Cleveland Cavaliers  Kyrie Irving 6'3" PG from Duke

2.  Minnesota Timberwolves  Derrick Williams 6'9" PF from Arizona

3.  Utah Jazz   Enes Kanter 6'11" C from Kentucky

4.  Cleveland Cavaliers  Tristan Thompson 6'9" PF from Texas

5.  Toronto Raptors  Jonas Valanciunas 6'11" C from Lithuania

6.  Washington Wizards  Jan Vesely 6'11" SF from the Czech Republic 

7.  Charlotte Bobcats  (via Sacramento Kings)  Bismack Biyombo 6'9" F from the Congo

8.  Detroit Pistons  Brandon Knight 6'3" PG from Kentucky

9.  Charlotte Bobcats Kemba Walker 6'1" PG from Connecticut

10.  Sacramento Kings (via Milwaukee Bucks)  Jimmer Fredette 6'2" G from BYU

11.  Golden State Warriors  Klay Thompson 6'7" Swingman from WSU

12.  Utah Jazz  Alec Burks 6'6" SG from Colorado

13.  Phoenix Suns  Markieff Morris 6'10" PF from Kansas

Editorial Note:  They'll need to trade some of those big men, eh?  Hmmmm...

14.  Houston Rockets Marcus Morris 6'9" F from Kansas

Editorial Note:  These guys were born 7 minutes apart and drafted 5 minutes apart.

15.  Indiana Pacers  Kawhi Leonard 6'7" SF from SDSU

Editorial Note:  Rumor via AWoj that Leonard + 42nd pick in this draft are going to the Spurs for George Hill.  Now confirmed.

16.  Philadelphia 76'ers  Nikola Vucevic 6'11" C from USC

17.  New York Knicks  Iman Shumpert 6'6" G from Georgia Tech

Editorial Note:  Knicks fans in attendance boo in frustration over being left holding their Shumperts.

18.  Washington Wizards  Chris Singleton 6'9" SF from Florida State

19.  Milwaukee Bucks  (via Charlotte Bobcats) Tobias Harris 6'8" F from Tennessee 

Editorial Note:  Either Faried or Motiejunas guaranteed to be available to the Trail Blazers.

20.  Minnesota Timberwolves  Dontas Montiejunas 7'0" PF/C from Lithuania

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