2011 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

2011 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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2011 NBA re-draft: The way it should have been

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The 2011 NBA draft wound up having a good amount of high-level talent in it, though it came from places not many were expecting.

Overall, that class has had seven players turn into All-Stars, but interestingly enough, only one of them was taken among the Top-8 selections, and that was Kyrie Irving, who went No. 1 overall.

The top player to come out of that draft, Kawhi Leonard, went 15th overall that year, three-time champion and elite sharpshooter Klay Thompson went 11th overall and two-way swingman Jimmy Butler fell all the way to 30th overall.

Below, we re-draft the 2011 class in the order we believe they should have gone in.

No. 1 pick: Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 15
Career earnings: $151,788,362
Career stats: 19.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.9 apg, 49.3 FG%, 38.4 3P%

No. 2 pick: Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets

Actual position: No. 1
Career earnings: $162,265,892
Career stats: 22.8 ppg, 5.7 apg, 3.8 rpg, 47.0 FG%, 39.1 3P%

No. 3 pick: Jimmy Butler

Actual position: No. 30
Career earnings: $145,031,128
Career stats: 17.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, 45.8 FG%, 32.7 3P%

No. 4 pick: Klay Thompson

Actual position: No. 11
Career earnings: $147,752,521
Career stats: 19.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 45.9 FG%, 41.9 3P%

No. 5 pick: Kemba Walker

Actual position: No. 9
Career earnings: $126,172,283
Career stats: 19.9 ppg, 5.4 apg, 3.8 rpg, 41.9 FG%, 36.0 3P%

No. 6 pick: Nikola Vucevic

Nikola Vucevic, Chicago Bulls

Actual position: No. 16
Career earnings: $110,209,237
Career stats: 16.9 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, 49.6 FG%, 35.7 3P%

No. 7 pick: Tobias Harris

Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers

Actual position: No. 19
Career earnings: $138,185,722
Career stats: 16.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 47.5 FG%, 36.7 3P%

No. 8 pick: Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas, New Orleans Pelicans

Actual position: No. 60
Career earnings: $31,309,253
Career stats: 18.1 ppg, 4.9 apg, 2.4 rpg, 43.5 FG%, 36.3 3P%

No. 9 pick: Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis Grizzlies

Actual position: No. 5
Career earnings: $92,621,946
Career stats: 12.9 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 56.6 FG%, 35.8 3P%

No. 10 pick: Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson, Boston Celtics

Actual position: No. 4
Career earnings: $108,696,603
Career stats: 9.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 51.8 FG%, 25.7 3P%

No. 11 pick: Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter, Portland Trail Blazers

Actual position: No. 3
Career earnings: $99,812,533
Career stats: 11.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 0.9 apg, 54.8 FG%, 28.6 3P%

No. 12 pick: Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 24
Career earnings: $70,812,158
Career stats: 12.6 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.9 rpg, 43.0 FG%, 34.9 3P%

No. 13 pick: Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris, LA Clippers

Actual position: No. 14
Career earnings: $58,869,022
Career stats: 12.12 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 43.5 FG%, 37.9 3P%

No. 14 pick: Bojan Bogdanovic

Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz

Actual position: No. 31
Career earnings: $66,126,530
Career stats: 14.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 45.7 FG%, 39.3 3P%

No. 15 pick: Kenneth Faried

Actual position: No. 22
Career earnings: $56,898,674
Career stats: 11.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.0 apg, 54.6 FG%, 22.2 3P%

No. 16 pick: Chandler Parsons

Actual position: No. 38
Career earnings: $102,062,262
Career stats: 12.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.7 apg, 46.2 FG%, 37.3 3P%

No. 17 pick: Nikola Mirotic

Actual position: No. 23
Career earnings: $41,631,175
Career stats: 12.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 42.3 FG%, 35.9 3P%

No. 18 pick: Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris, Los Angeles Lakers

Actual position: No. 13
Career earnings: $46,507,.874
Career stats: 11.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.6 apg, 44.6 FG%, 34.1 3P%

No. 19 pick: Alec Burks

Alec Burks, New York Knicks

Actual position: No. 12
Career earnings: $59,536,453
Career stats: 10.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.9 apg, 42.2 FG%, 37.3 3P%

No. 20 pick: Davis Bertans

Actual position: No. 42
Career earnings: $30,856,082
Career stats: 8.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 43.3 FG%, 40.7 3P%

No. 21 pick: Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons

Actual position: No. 8
Career earnings: $81,820,597
Career stats: 14.1 ppg, 4.0 apg, 3.1 rpg, 41.1 FG%, 35.3 3P%

No. 22 pick: Cory Joseph

Cory Joseph, Detroit Pistons

Actual position: No. 29
Career earnings: $59,941,153
Career stats: 7.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.9 apg, 44.4 FG%, 33.3 3P%

No. 23 pick: Iman Shumpert

Actual position: No. 17
Career earnings: $48,605,237
Career stats: 7.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 39.2 FG%, 33.8 3P%

No. 24 pick: Justin Holiday

Justin Holiday, Indiana Pacers

Actual position: Undrafted
Career earnings: $17,932,298
Career stats: 8.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 39.9 FG%, 36.4 3P%

No. 25 pick: E'Twaun Moore

E'Twaun Moore, New Orleans Pelicans

Actual position: No. 55
Career earnings: $41,135,269
Career stats: 7.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 45.5 FG%, 38.8 3P%

No. 26 pick: Bismack Biyombo

Bismack Biyombo, Charlotte Hornets

Actual position: No. 7
Career earnings: $87,424,093
Career stats: 5.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.3 bpg, 52.7 FG%

No. 27 pick: Derrick Williams

Actual position: No. 2
Career earnings: $31,047,710
Career stats: 8.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.7 apg, 43.4 FG%, 30.0 3P%

No. 28 pick: Jon Leuer

Jon Leuer, Detroit Pistons

Actual position: No. 40
Career earnings: $38,799,604
Career stats: 6.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, 48.4 FG%, 32.8 3P%

No. 29 pick: Donatas Motiejunas

Actual position: No. 20
Career earnings: $4,974,820
Career stats: 7.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 46.9 FG%, 30.0 3P%

No. 30 pick: Lavoy Allen

Actual position: No. 50
Career earnings: $18,091,767
Career stats: 4.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.0 apg, 47.1 FG%

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