2011 NBA Draft: Order, TV Schedule, Time And More

Colorado Buffaloes fans and Denver Nuggets fans will have plenty to look forward to during Thursday night's 2011 NBA Draft. Buffs guard Alec Burks is set to become the highest drafted CU player since Chauncey Billups went third overall in 1997. He could go anywhere from No. 7 (Sacramento) to No. 10 (Milwaukee) or even farther down, out of a lottery position.

The Denver Nuggets hold the No. 22 pick and will make their first first-round selection since 2005 when they drafted Julius Hodge (a failure) and Jarrett Jack (a journeyman) with the 20th and 22nd overall selections.

Television coverage of the 2011 NBA Draft begins at 5 p.m. MT on ESPN, though selections likely won't start until 5:30 p.m. MT. The draft runs 60 picks long and both rounds will take place on Thursday evening. The Nuggets, as of now, hold just the No. 22 overall pick. Visit our mock draft StoryStream to find out who the Nuggets might select.

Here is the complete draft order for Round 1:

1 Cleveland Cavaliers (from L.A. Clippers)
2 Minnesota Timberwolves
3 Utah Jazz (from New Jersey)
4 Cleveland Cavaliers
5 Toronto Raptors
6 Washington Wizards
7 Charlotte Bobcats (reported trade with Bucks, Kings)
8 Detroit Pistons
9 Charlotte Bobcats
10 Sacramento Kings (reported traded with Bobcats, Bucks)
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)
19 Milwaukee Bucks (reported trade with Bobcats, Kings)
20 Minnesota Timberwolves (from Memphis via Utah)
21 Portland Trail Blazers
22 Denver Nuggets
23 Houston Rockets (from Orlando via Phoenix)
24 Oklahoma City Thunder
25 Boston Celtics
26 Dallas Mavericks
27 New Jersey Nets (from L.A. Lakers)
28 Chicago Bulls (from Miami via Toronto)
29 San Antonio Spurs
30 Chicago Bulls

For more on the NBA Draft, visit SB Nation's 2011 NBA Draft Hub. For more on what the Nuggets will do, visit Denver Stiffs.

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