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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Cavs Will Take Kyrie Irving First Overall, Will Enes Kanter Go Fourth?

At this point, we have a pretty good idea of who the Cavs are going to take with the first overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Their pick at No. 4 overall is a little bit more up in the air Kyrie Irving has emerged as a near consensus pick at that spot, but could Enes Kanter be in play for their other first round pick?. In this video from Fox Sports, Zac Johnson claims that while the Cavs haven't started selling Irving's jersey in the team store yet, he does expect them to commit to Irving some time before the Draft officially begins.


So maybe the suspense is missing from the first overall pick. But there should be a great deal of excitement about what the Cavs will choose to do just two picks later. With point guard solved with Irving, the Cavs can turn their attention to picking up a player at another position of depth in this draft, big man. There are a few prospects that Johnson mentions, but the most interesting is probably Enes Kanter.

Kanter had the potential to be the top pick in the drat had he been able to play at Kentucky this year. But he could slip to the Cavs at four because nobody really knows what to expect from him. There are other players in play, and those would be good picks as well, but Kanter would bring the biggest buzz, and the most immediate name recognition.

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