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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Timberwolves Selecting Derrick Williams Is Still The Consensus

Most NBA mock drafts have been updated this week and, to nobody's surprise, the Minnesota Timberwolves are still projected to pick Arizona Wildcats forward Derrick Williams.

Chad Ford's newest mock draft, version 3.0, has Williams slotted in as the No. 2 pick, though ESPN's NBA Draft expert doesn't seem convinced that Glen Taylor was telling the truth earlier this week. With the 20th pick, Ford expects Minnesota to grab Lithuanian big man Donatas Motiejunas. Motiejunas, a 7-footer, was considered to be a lottery pick if he would have entered last year's NBA Draft and would be a steal if the Wolves ended up with him in the bottom-half of the first round.

Williams is still projected to end up with the Timberwolves at the No. 2 pick according to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express, but Givony has now decided to move Chris Singleton into the Timberwolves slot with the 20th pick. Singleton, a 6-foot-9 small forward out of Florida State, is a force on defense and could see some time at the power forward slot as well.

Last -- but certainly not least -- SB Nation's Tom Ziller again has Tom Ziller as the Wolves No. 2 pick in his 2011 NBA mock draft, but brings Brazil's Lucas Nogueira to the table with David Kahn's 20th overall selection. Nogueira's a long, lanky 7-footer who, if nothing else, seems to be able to block some shots from the center spot.

In a way, it's nice that the top pick isn't changing, but the Wolves could definitely use some excitement so I wouldn't be averse to a couple of mock draft makers switching it up next week.

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