The Complete TrueHoop Network 2011 1st Round Mock Draft


On Tuesday, Jared selected Markieff Morris with the 15th pick.  Yesterday, I selected Marshon Brooks on the DDL Mock Draft, despite the fact that both Markieff and Marcus Morris were still on the board.

That’s not to say that I thoroughly disagreed with Jared, just that I was kind of unexcited with the options available at 15.  Truth be told, I actually wish I’d taken Markieff.

In any case, tonight, we’ll find out for real.  Will the Pacers go for a big?  Will they go for scoring?  Will they surprise?  Will they trade out?  Tonight, the speculation stops.

But for now, here’s how the TrueHoop Network and its members predicted the first round.  (Click on the links to see their great write ups.)

The Complete Mock

1. Cleveland Cavaliers – Kyrie Irving

2. Minnesota Timberwolves – Derrick Williams

3. Utah Jazz – Brandon Knight

4. Cleveland Cavaliers – Jonas Valanciunas

5. Toronto Raptors – Kemba Walker

6. Washington Wizards – Enes Kanter

7. Sacramento Kings – Kawhi Leonard

8. Detroit Pistons – Bismack Biyombo

9. Charlotte Bobcats – Marcus Morris

10. Milwaukee Bucks – Alec Burks

11. Golden State Warriors – Jimmer Fredette

12. Utah Jazz – Chris Singleton

13. Phoenix Suns – Tristan Thompson

14. Houston Rockets – Jan Vesely

15. Indiana Pacers – Markieff Morris

16. Philadelphia 76ers – Nikola Vucevic

17. New York Knicks – Klay Thompson

18. Washington Wizards – Jordan Hamilton

19. Charlotte Bobcats – Kenneth Faried

20. Minnesota Timberwolves – Marshon Brooks

21. Portland Trail Blazers – Tobias Harris

22. Denver Nuggets – Donatas Motiejunas

23. Houston Rockets – Charles Jenkins

24. Oklahoma City Thunder – Tyler Honeycutt

25. Boston Celtics – JaJuan Johnson

26. Dallas Mavericks – Justin Harper

27. New Jersey Nets – Nolan Smith

28. Chicago Bulls – Darius Morris

29. San Antonio Spurs – Nikola Mirotic

30. Chicago Bulls – Iman Shumpert

Tags: 2011 NBA Draft Markieff Morris Marshon Brooks

  • Terry Donahue

    Markieff or Brooks would be ok, but I think we should look for someone with a high basketball IQ who can score, both things I think we need. I am not particularly concerned about position. If Klay Thompson is available, as he was in that draft, I think we have to take him. But I don`t think he will be. I like Tobias Harris a lot, but he doesn`t seem to be in our plans. Marcus Morris and Jemmer also fit the description of what I would like to get. The only other one who caught my eye who doesn`t fit that description and probably won`t fall to us is Tristan Thompson, who seems like a good fit for us at power forward, in my mind better that Markieff. Although he did shoot 48 percent from the free throw line last year.
    But like every year our choice will bredecided by people picking in front of us, and someone we didn`t think possibe might become available.

    Terry

  • Terry Donahue

    I think our choice will be decided by who other`s take, not bredecided, but I could be mistaken.

    Terry

  • Tad

    I think we need a shooting guard, period. I know Jared believes that Paul George is a solid starter, but I can’t go along with that since George struggled mightily to score most of the year and only shot in the 20 percent range in the Chicago series. George is a defensive specialist off the bench until he can score on a consistent basis. I certainly hope he becomes a starter, but he’s not there yet.

  • Joe

    I literally ran into Tobias Harris at a downtown eatery after his workout with the Pacers. He was not nearly as big as I thought he would be.