2011 NBA Draft Order: Trade Shakes Up Order, Alters Projections For Klay Thompson

The 2011 NBA Draft is just under two hours away and picks are already shuffling around. The first trade of the day came just minutes ago as the Charlotte Bobcats, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings combined to send picks and players every which way. The three-way trade does have an affect on Washington State's Klay Thompson, who has been widely connected to the Bucks in various 2011 NBA mock drafts. But with the Bucks out of the top-10, Thompson may slip, or may move up if the San Antonio Spurs are able to trade into the lottery, perhaps with the Toronto Raptors.

The Bobcats now have two picks in the top-10 -- No. 7 from Sacramento and their own pick, No. 9. The Kings moved back to No. 10 and may not be done dealing yet. The Bucks, on the other hand, moved all the way down to No. 19, and would appear to be out of the Klay Thompson race.

Here's what the order looks like now. Expect this to change as the evening drags on.

1 Cleveland Cavaliers (from L.A. Clippers)[a]
2 Minnesota Timberwolves
3 Utah Jazz (from New Jersey)[b]
4 Cleveland Cavaliers
5 Toronto Raptors
6 Washington Wizards
7 Charlotte Bobcats (from Sacramento)
8 Detroit Pistons
9 Charlotte Bobcats
10 Sacramento Kings (from Milwaukee)
11 Golden State Warriors
12 Utah Jazz
13 Phoenix Suns
14 Houston Rockets
15 Indiana Pacers
16 Philadelphia 76ers
17 New York Knicks
18 Washington Wizards (from Atlanta)[c]
19 Milwaukee Bucks (from Charlotte)[d]
20 Minnesota Timberwolves (from Memphis via Utah)[e]
21 Portland Trail Blazers
22 Denver Nuggets
23 Houston Rockets (from Orlando via Phoenix)[f]
24 Oklahoma City Thunder
25 Boston Celtics
26 Dallas Mavericks
27 New Jersey Nets (from L.A. Lakers)[g]
28 Chicago Bulls (from Miami via Toronto)[h]
29 San Antonio Spurs
30 Chicago Bulls

We'll find out where Thompson ends up as the 2011 NBA Draft gets underway on Thursday at 4 p.m. Stay with this StoryStream for the latest on the draft.  For the latest projections ahead of the draft, stay with our 2011 NBA mock draft StoryStream. For more on the Washington State Cougars, head over to SB Nation's CougCenter.

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