Chad Ford has released his latest 2011 NBA Mock Draft, and Derrick Williams lands at No. 2 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reports (some from Ford himself) recently suggested the Wolves had told teams they would take Turkish center Enes Kanter over Williams, a forward out of the University of Arizona, with the No. 2 pick. But Ford believes Williams will be the pick, dropping Kanter to the Utah Jazz at No. 3.
There have also been suggestions that Kemba Walker, the Final Four MVP and star of national champion UConn, could slide into the middle of the first round, a prediction we made in Monday's SBNation.com NBA Mock Draft. DraftExpress' most recent mock draft has Walker falling to No. 12 (Utah). But Ford slots Walker to the Sacramento Kings at No. 7, given that team's apparently thirst for a point guard. (DraftExpress slots Jimmer Fredette at No. 7.)
The most surprising slide in Ford's latest mock is Colorado guard Alec Burks, who falls to the Washington Wizards at No. 18.