As the 2011 NBA Draft approaches quickly, certain prospects are beginning to slip in mock drafts. Enes Kanter, a Turkish center who had to sit out his season at the University of Kentucky due to an ineligibility ruling by the NCAA, is drawing more attention at the No. 3 pick, owned by the Utah Jazz. The Jazz have long been rumored to have interest in Kentucky point guard Brandon Knight.
If Knight falls past the Jazz at No. 3, the Toronto Raptors at No. 5 have long been considered a fit. But, as Chad Ford reports Thursday, the Raptors could instead opt for a big defender like Congolese prospect Bismack Biyombo.
The Raptors love Brandon Knight, but would they take Bismack Biyombo even if Knight is on the board at No. 5? I'm hearing it's a real possibility.
Ford reports that Knight would then go to the Sacramento Kings at No. 7; Knight was the first player the Kings brought in for a pre-draft workout and has spent some time in the last few weeks working out with Kings guard Tyreke Evans under the watch of Rob McClanaghan in the Los Angeles area.