2011 NBA Draft Pick Recap, Results And Grades From SB Nation

The 2011 NBA Draft is unarguably the best day of the year so it makes sense that Ridiculous Upside didn't sleep the entire day to soak it all up. This is good for the readers, too, because that means we've got you covered on everything you missed while sleeping.

The most exciting news for those who follow the NBA Development League as close as the NBA Draft is that Chukwudiebere Maduabum was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and then later traded to the Denver Nuggets. He only played three games in the D-League, for the Bakersfield Jam, but it's fun to see the out of nowhere prospects get their day in the sun.

Not everyone was as lucky as Maduabum, however, so we've also gathered up a look at the best undrafted players. Among them are players frequent readers have noticed on the front page including Michael DuniganMalcolm Thomas and Julyan Stone.

Following the afternoon trade, it seemed like it was going to be a pretty dull night as there weren't any more trades being pulled off during the lottery portion of Thursday night's festivities. It got hot and heavy pretty quick after that, however, and Mark Porcaro has done a solid job of recapping all of the draft night trades as well as a handy recap of which teams ended up with which players.

Last but not least, Tom Ziller over at SB Nation put together a good list of draft grades, if that's what you're into -- and let's be honest: Why wouldn't you be?

Feel free to drop anything else you found interesting in the comments!

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