NBA Draft Grades 2011: Clippers Add Dunk Expert Travis Leslie

The Los Angeles Clippers unfortunately traded what became the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers back in February in the Baron Davis-Mo Williams swap. No worries, the Clips still had the No. 47 pick to look forward to!

Gained: Travis Leslie, Trey Thompkins.

Gave up: Not a thing.

Synopsis: Leslie, a guard from the University of Georgia, is an athletic fellow, a guy known as much for his electric dunks than anything else. In other words, he's a perfect fit with reigning Dunk Champ Blake Griffin and beautiful leaper Eric Gordon and underrated hammerhead Chris Kaman and dude-who-dunked-once-in-a-crucial-playoff-game Mo Williams. 

The Clippers' backcourt is odd, with Williams, the excellent Gordon, Eric Bledsoe, Willie Warren and Randy Foye. Leslie might be able to crack the rotation, or might be wearing suits or a D-League uniform. But he could turn out to be decent. We'll see.

Thompkins is in a similar boat up front.

Grade: B.

For more on L.A., visit Clips Nation.

Hit our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage of the aftermath.

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