Is there a good site to read about rumors going on across the entire league? I find it interesting to see what other teams are up to as well. Today is like a national holiday for me. Definitely one of the least productive work days.
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It is possible to use this thread to collect information instead of having to go to all of those sites. Im at work and cant access everything. Thankfully i can get on this site.
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Edit: Ok Ziggy.If i see anything i'll try and post it on here. I took the day off and i've already got a case of cold ones in the fridge and some stuffed manicotti in the oven for later. I'll be here all day!
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This is from Chad Ford @ ESPN:
Here are the latest draft trade talk rumblings:
• The Cavs' top option is to trade the No. 1 overall pick for a combination of a veteran plus a 2014 lottery pick. If they can pull that off, they'll move the pick. If they can't, they'll keep attempting to move whoever they draft until all their options have been exercised. In other words, don't assume that they are keeping who they draft at No. 1.
• The hardest asset for a team to get right now is a 2014 lottery pick. As I've written over and over this year, the 2014 draft is shaping up to be one of the strongest since 2003. There are between five to eight future All-Stars in the draft. No one wants to give away a pick next year for someone this year in a much weaker draft. I'd put the odds at 95 percent no potential 2014 lottery pick is moved tonight.
• The teams working hardest to move up higher in the lottery are the Jazz, the Wolves and the Thunder. The Jazz appear to be targeting Lehigh's C.J. McCollum. They are offering picks 14 and 21, but they might have to give up Alec Burks if they really want to get high enough to get C.J.
The Wolves are also trying to get up very high in an attempt to land Victor Oladipo or Ben McLemore. Their trade bait, as we've previously reported, is picks 9, 26 and Derrick Williams.
The Thunder are on the hunt for a big man (they like Nerlens Noel and Alex Len) but they don't have as much to offer. The assets that they're willing to move -- Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones, possibly Reggie Jackson -- don't have enormous trade value. Their own pick next year won't be great and the Mavs' pick they own is top-20 protected next year.
The Bobcats and Kings look like the two teams most willing to move down.
• A ton of teams are trying to get the Mavs' 2013 pick. The Cavs have been the most prominent suitor, but the Bucks, Hawks and Nets are also trying to get up there. In virtually every case the target is Sergey Karasev. The biggest issue for each team is that both the Sixers and Thunder are sending signals they might take Karasev before 13.
• Later in the first round, the Celtics are trying to pick up a late-first or early-second-round pick. Sources say their target is Missouri's Phil Pressey if they decide to go big with their first pick in the draft.
• Finally, the excitement over Giannis Antetokounmpo might be fading a bit. Sources say that teams are being told that Antetokounmpo wants to come to the NBA now and doesn't want to be stashed in Greece for a couple of years. That's a problem for a number of GMs who think he's years away from being ready to play in the NBA. They don't want to start paying him on the rookie scale to sit on the bench in the D-League.
This is from Steve Kyler @ Hoopsworld:
The Latest Trade Scuttle: The day before the NBA Draft is typically when teams try to take advantage of another teams willingness to move players. As a result, some harebrained concepts get exchanged and less than equitable concepts get floated. The real deals, the ones that get done rarely get out the day before the draft, it is typically those deals that emerge on draft day that get done.
Yesterday saw no shortage of reaching rumors, so let’s get into some of the ones people have been talked about and what’s real as of this morning.
The Cavs Went A Little Nuts: The Cavaliers are starting to look like the guy headed off to prison and trying to get in one more party or one more drink. They have tried to avoid addressing the No. 1 pick in every way possible. They have shopped it in some reasonable deals, they have shopped it in some unreasonable deals and they have found little traction for either, leaving the Cavs to inevitability sit down and make a choice. As of last night neither Alex Len nor Nerlens Noel have heard anything definitive from the Cavs, so like in many drafts with the Cavs the guys considered the top options will likely find out when everyone else does: when David Stern announces the first pick.
The Bobcats Denied Shopping Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: There were reports a few days ago suggesting that the Charlotte Bobcats were shopping small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, had several suitors inline and that the Cats were looking to upgrade the spot with Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr.
Bobcats’ GM Rich went on the radio yesterday and obliterated the reports saying that his club was in no way shopping MKG, and that the reports were completely untrue.
“We get calls about all our players. It’s my job to take calls. We’re not shopping MKG,” Cho said.
The Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks were said to be the teams interested in a deal, however Cho was quick to point out “all the teams he listed are 100 percent false.”
The Bobcats have fielded a few offers on the No. 4 overall pick, however its real value in trade won’t be known until the three picks in front of theirs get finalized.
If LaMarcus Is On The Move Blazers Aren’t Talking: The situation brewing in Portland involving LaMarcus Aldridge is a bit odd. There have been reports from all over the place suggesting that Aldridge wants out of Portland, however everyone associated with him is unsure where it’s coming from. There have been no denials of the reported trade request, but there has been an odd “where did that come from vibe” when sources have been asked about it. Most of the commentary surrounding this story sources quotes and actions from the end of the Blazers season in April, not anything new or current from this week.
What make it even weirder is that the Trail Blazers namely general manager Neil Olshey have opted not to comment on the growing reports. Admittedly the day before the draft a lot of things are fluid, but the fact that the Blazers haven’t crushed this story is strange.
There is no doubting that several teams would love to get a hold of Aldridge and if the reports of an ‘Aldridge to Chicago’ request are true, it does create some intrigue.
The problem with the reported trade demands is that Aldridge is under contract to Portland for two more years and has almost leverage to force a move until the 2014-15 season.
The reaction to this plot line from those around the league is more confusion as this situation has all the makings of a great draft day trade, but doesn’t have the supporting commentary associated with a blockbuster like we have seen in previous years.
All indications are the Blazers are listening to offers, whether those offers actual produce a workable deal seem remote, but how this situation has emerged is odd to say the least – from both sides.
Magic And Clippers May Not Happen: The Orlando Magic have been linked to a long-rumored deal with the LA Clippers that could net them Clips guard Eric Bledsoe and possibly small forward Caron Butler. As we covered on Tuesday, there was a sense from the Orlando side that much of the talk of momentum in a deal or movement in a deal was coming from the Clippers’ side, and Magic GM Rob Hennigan while addressing the media all but confirmed that.
“We haven’t had a drop or an ounce of communication with the Clippers for almost three weeks,” Hennigan said to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. “So, if we’re about to make a trade with them, I guess I missed that memo.”
The Magic had talks with the Clippers on a deal, but sources close to the process say things have changed pretty dramatically with the Doc River hire in LA, and that Rivers would like to see the Clippers hang on to Bledsoe for a stronger run next season and deal with Bledsoe’s future down the road.
Several of the players involved in the rumored deal has said they thought the deal was going down, possibly on draft night, but as Hennigan said yesterday there has not been a lot of movement on Orlando’s side, that really everything was Clipper oriented.
The Magic’s interest in Bledsoe is very real, however it’s starting to look like a deal is unlikely.
Still Lots Of Talk Regarding Picks: There remains a lot of talk about picks changing hands before the draft is finished and that makes a ton of sense when you consider ten teams controls 36 of the 60 selections in tonight’s draft. Here are some of the scenarios to watch:
The 13th: There is talk that the Dallas Mavericks could swap the 13th pick with the Cleveland Cavaliers who may be offering the 19th and a combination of the 31st and/or the 33rd.
The 1st and 2nd : There is still considerable interest from both the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder in moving up to the top of the draft board. The Wolves are said to be offering former second overall pick Derrick Williams, the 9th and 26th picks in tonight draft to move up for a chance to grab Indiana guard Victor Oladipo, while the Thunder are offering both of their first round picks – the 12th and 29th picks to move up to grab Alex Len.
Thomas Robinson: The Houston Rockets are trying to offload last year’s fifth pick Thomas Robinson, whom they acquired at the trade deadline, in exchange for a first round draft pick. The Rockets seem more interested in offloading Robinson’s $3.5 million contract than trying to extract premium value out of Robinson.
Still Interest In Moving In: The Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers are all said to be either trying to buy their way into a first round pick or in Philly’s case acquire a second first round asset. A lot of those situations with be based on how players fall.
The Warriors have their eye on a select few guys and if they are available late in the first the Warriors are prepared to buy a pick to nab their player. Memphis is in much of the same boat.
The Pacers Open To A Deal: The Indiana Pacers were said to be coveting a point guard in the 2013 NBA Draft and they may very well draft one with the 23rd pick in tonight’s draft, however reports have surfaced that the Pacers might be one of the teams open to dealing their first round pick in exchange for a veteran player.
Read more at http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-am-the...XtimycGb58C.99
This is from ProBasketballTalk:
On the day of the NBA Draft rumors fly fast and furious — a lot of it fueled by agents trying to create false demand for their clients (hoping other teams pick them even higher), some fueled by teams throwing out smokescreens. Every once in a while there is a kernel of truth.
So take everything with a big grain of salt, but here are the latest rumors around the NBA. We will update this post throughout the day.
• The Cavaliers are choosing between Nerlens Noel and Alex Len for the No. 1 overall pick, but they are still shopping that pick around hoping someone takes it off their hands.(Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports)
• If the Cavaliers do make the No. 1 pick, they will still shop that player around after the draft. (Chad Ford, ESPN)
• At No. 2, the Magic are leaning heavily towards Victor Oladipo. However, they will have a real decision to make of Noel is available. (Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports)
• The Bobcats have interest in Cody Zeller at the No. 4 spot, but they’d rather have Alex Len. (Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports)
• What teams are trying to move up in the draft? The Jazz, Timberwolves and Thunder. (Chad Ford, ESPN)
• Flip Saunders is trying to shoot down reports he is trying to trade Derrick Williams. Of course, if you were trying to trade Williams that is what you would say to try and keep your leverage. (Star-Tribune)
• Dallas has had multiple offers for the No. 13 pick and will move it, but they are waiting to see if a better offer comes along closer to the draft. (Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports)
• Among the offers the Mavs have discussed, the Bucks have suggested swapping first-round picks so Milwaukee could select Sergey Karasev. (Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports)
• The Celtics are trying to acquire a late first, early second round pick. (Chad Ford, ESPN)
• One thing you will not see traded today — 2014 picks. At least not from teams that have even a chance of being in the lottery. (Chad Ford, ESPN)
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I couldn't fit the whole article on here,but i just read on RealGM that when they did the x-ray on Alex Len's foot the doctors said that the main reason for the stress fracture was because his growth plate was still open,meaning that he's still growing. If he's still growing new bone he should be just fine. And that means he could end up being 7'2 or even 7'3. Wow!