Consensus Mock Draft: Picture muddy as Draft day arrives | NBA.com

The Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the 2011 NBA Draft could play out.

A few trends as we arrive at Draft day:

• No movement at No 1: Kyrie Irving is still consensus on all 12 mocks, but Derrick Williams is No. 2 on 11 of the 12 (HoopsWorld.com has Minnesota taking Enes Kanter).

• Kemba Walker is sliding big time. In our last look (late Tuesday night), the UConn guard was fifth in total points, but is now eighth in total points as one mock (NBADraft.net) dropped him completely out of the lottery. His most common landing spot is to the Raptors at No. 5 (four times).

• Another guard sliding is Alec Burks, who drops from ninth in the tally to 14th. Four mock drafts dropped the Colorado guard out of the lottery in the past day, surprising considering Burks is the top shooting guard on David Aldridge’s Big Board.

• Kentucky guard Brandon Knight was gaining a grasp on the No. 3 spot to the Jazz, but he’s now projected to Utah on six of the 12 mocks and was leapfrogged by Enes Kanter for total points. With Knight not so locked in at No. 3, Jimmer Fredette has re-emerged as the most common pick for Utah at No. 12. This situation seems to be giving prognosticators serious trouble.

• Bismack Biyombo is in a free fall. In our last look, just days ago, the Congo native was ninth in points and seemed a lock for the Lottery. Since then, though, he’s plummeted to 13th overall and appears on just seven of the 12 mocks.

• Jonas Valanciunas is gaining steam as the Cavs’ pick at No. 4. Five of the mocks project Valanciunas to go here, so you have to wonder if the prognosticators are all hearing the same chatter.

• Eight players now appear in the Lottery on all 12 mock drafts: Irving, Williams, Kanter, Knight, Valanciunas, Vesely, Leonard and Tristan Thompson. Walker is on 11 of the 12.

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