Commentary

2011 NBA mock draft

Updated: June 22, 2011, 5:26 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

This is one of the wackiest drafts in my 30-plus years at ESPN. I keep talking about potential, potential, potential, but let's face reality. There are not very many impact players in this draft, so this will be a crapshoot, baby!

Don't be surprised if a few trades take place as clubs jockey for position to improve. Will a team like the Lakers or the Heat move into the first round? Will the Raptors or Kings trade down? This is the hardest mock draft I have done in many years. This is just a projection, and you just never know what will happen unless you watch the draft!

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.