Kyrie Irving, a top candidate for the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, will attend Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery in Secaucus, N.J., reports Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. The lottery will determine NBA draft order and decide which team will have the opportunity to make Irving the top choice.
In the last two seasons, the presumptive No. 1 pick appeared on the ESPN lottery broadcast via satellite after the order had been revealed. A year ago, John Wall, looking serious (per usual), freaking out some faint-of-heart Washington Wizards fans by seemingly less than thrilled about that team winning the chance to draft him. (As it turns out, he was just nervous about being on live national television.)
Irving's situation is a bit different, because he isn't quite the consensus No. 1 that Wall or Blake Griffin (2009) were. While most mock drafts do have Irving on top, should a team like the Wizards or even the Minnesota Timberwolves win the lottery, Derrick Williams from Arizona could be the top pick. Enes Kanter and Jonas Valanciunas have also been mentioned as potential top choices.
If the Wizards do win the top pick -- with Wall as their representative -- things might get a bit awkward on the set.