Updated: June 23, 2011, 2:07 PM ET

Who Is The Best Available Player?

By ESPN.com
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1. Fact or fiction: Kyrie Irving is a franchise player.

Jay Aych, The Painted Area: Fiction. There is plenty to like about Irving's game, but I'm not comfortable projecting him as a franchise player. I like his feel for the game but wish he were a bit more athletic. I don't believe Irving to be on the level of Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose or John Wall.

Zach Harper, Daily Dime Live: Fiction. I think the idea that Irving reminds people of Paul is valid. Stylistically, there are a lot of similarities in their games, even if Irving doesn't project to be as good as Paul. But as I look at the landscape of the young point guards in the NBA, you now have to be extremely special to be a franchise guy.

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NBA Best No. 1 Picks Draft

Who Wins Jimmer-Kemba Faceoff?

By Chad Ford
ESPN.com

We just published our Mock Draft 7.0, where a number of areas are still a bit hazy. Although I'm feeling pretty solid on Picks 1-3, the Cavs are still trying to decide between Jonas Valanciunas and Tristan Thompson at No. 4. They had both players in town this week to meet with owner Dan Gilbert.

Picks 5 and 6 also feel very solid right now, depending on what happens at the top. The Raptors have been high on Brandon Knight for weeks, and the Wizards have been high on Jan Vesely for months.

To me, the biggest wild card right now is with the Kings at No. 7. I don't think they are in love with anyone on the board. Not Kemba Walker. Not Kawhi Leonard. Not Jimmer Fredette. They're clearly talking to a number of teams about a trade. Walker is our default pick right now, but there's a good chance he won't be the pick.

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