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According to multiple team sources, Len's stress fracture in his ankle was not all the way across; it's just a hairline due to the fact that they caught it early. The prevailing thought is that he'll be ready for training camp. ESPN.com
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee has discussed switching draft spots (15 for 13) with Dallas to solidify itself to take Russian Sergey Karasev, sources tell Y! Twitter @WojYahooNBA
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Adrian Wojnarowski: In event Boston moves back from No. 16, Danny Ainge brought guard Ray McCallum to facility for workout on Wednesday, league sources tell Y! Twitter @WojYahooNBA
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Some are shying away from North Texas forward Tony Mitchell, but he could find a landing spot w/ Minnesota at No. 26, league sources tell Y! Twitter @WojYahooNBA
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Adrian Wojnarowski: Flip Saunders worked out Mitchell on his visit to Minnesota and left impressed, sources tell Y! Make no mistake: He has high-lottery gifts. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
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Chad Ford: Giannis Antetokounmpo insisting he won't go back to Greece next year. Wants to be in NBA now. That's scaring teams away in the lottery. Twitter @chadfordinsider
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Chad Ford: Teams like the Thunder & Mavs were considering taking him in the lottery. Not anymore. Twitter @chadfordinsider
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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. ESPN.com
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Report: Aldridge prefers deal to Bulls, Mavs
If he is traded, LaMarcus Aldridge would prefer a deal to the Bulls or the Mavs, a source tells CSN Northwest's Chris Haynes.
Haynes reports Aldridge's reps and Blazers GM Neil Olshey met at the scouting combine in Chicago last month to discuss potentially trading the All-Star forward. The source tells Haynes that Aldridge would prefer to be moved if the Blazers don't have plans to drastically improve the roster before the start of the 2013-14 season. This follows a report from The Oregonian that Aldridge appears unhappy in Portland, which Haynes' sources both back and dispute. According to Haynes' report, Aldridge wouldn't be opposed to a trade, but he also wouldn't be a problem if he ended up staying with the Blazers. FOX Sports Ohio reported Wednesday that Portland's asking price for Aldridge is currently two first-round picks and at least one player.
Source: CSNNW.com Jun 27 - 11:30 AM
Report: Cavs will shop No. 1 pick after draft
The Cavs still prefer to trade the No. 1 overall pick and will continue to shop it even if they're forced to use the choice, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.
It's no secret the Cavs want to get out from the top spot, but GM Chris Grant's asking price is reportedly too high for any team to bite. Ford reports the Cavs would like a young veteran and a 2014 lottery pick, which Ford reports is nearly impossible to get at this point. It wouldn't be the first time a team traded a No. 1 pick after using it, but it remains to be seen what the market would be. The Cavs continue to be linked to big men Alex Len and Nerlens Noel, but it's worth noting that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is reportedly very high on Victor Oladipo.
Source: Chad Ford on Twitter Jun 27 - 10:49 AM
Joakim Noah says he'll be OK by training camp
Joakim Noah says his foot is feeling better and he expects to be ready when training camp opens.
Noah dealt with plantar fasciitis for much of the season, an injury that usually only heals with rest. The Bulls opted against surgically repairing the ailment, so it's a good sign that Noah expects to be fully healthy by the time camp starts. The problem is this is an injury that tends to resurface under the constant pounding of the season, especially for a big man. Add in that Noah has missed time in two of the past three seasons due to foot issues and there's real reason to be concerned in the long term.
Source: ESPN Chicago Jun 27 - 10:04 AM
Report: LaMarcus Aldridge unhappy in Portland
All indications are LaMarcus Aldridge is unhappy in Portland, according to The Oregonian's Jason Quick.
Quick cites different nuggets to paint the picture that Aldridge may have grown tired of Portland, including that he didn't renew any of his local endorsements after the season and he was trying to get out of his lease in his condo. Aldridge denied that he wanted out, telling Quick he didn't need the condo in the summer. Aldridge also said the endorsements were a matter of him not wanting to do anything off the court at the moment. We wouldn't be surprised if Aldridge wanted out and it's worth noting a separate report in The Oregonian stating the Blazers have made at least one call to the Clippers regarding Aldridge this offseason. For what it's worth, Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports the Blazers are willing to move Aldridge in exchange for two first-round picks and at least one player.
Source: The Oregonian Jun 27 - 9:29 AM
Report: Howard unlikely to re-sign with LAL
Dwight Howard is unlikely to re-sign with the Lakers, sources tell ESPN's Chris Broussard.
The report lists the Mavericks and Rockets as the two favorites to sign the pending free agent, which isn't surprising considering he's been linked to both teams ever since the season ended. While the Lakers aren't completely out of it, they're a long shot because of Mike D'Antoni's offense, according to Broussard. Of course, as Broussard points out, Howard's legendary indecisiveness could always change things, so remember to take this with a healthy grain of salt.
Source: Chris Broussard on Twitter Jun 27 - 9:05 AM
Report: Mavs' Shawn Marion won't be traded
ESPN's Tim McMahon is reporting that there is very little chance that Shawn Marion will be traded on draft night by the Mavericks.
In fact, he says there is a zero percent chance Marion is moved, as he would have to approve a deal before June 30, and none have been discussed. This doesn't mean Marion won't be traded at some point after the draft, but if you're expecting a draft-day shocker involving Marion, it doesn't look feasible.
Source: Tim McMahon on Twitter Jun 26 - 11:43 PM
Cavs looking at taking Victor Oladipo No. 1?
ESPN's Chad Ford said via Twitter late Wednesday that Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert "loves" Indiana's Victor Oladipo, and hinted that the team could be ready to take him with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.
So, depending on who you listen to, the Cavs love Alex Len, are taking Nerlens Noel, and love Oladipo. In other words, things are getting more confusing instead of clearer the closer we get to draft night. We're less than 24 hours away, so the answers will come soon enough. But as to whether or not Oladipo has the talent to be No. 1 overall, we think he does, and he looks like one of the safest picks in this draft.
You're killing it Westbrook...thanks a bunch!
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Boston and Brooklyn discussing a blockbuster deal that would send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Nets, league sources tell Y! Sports.
WOW if these talks progress, that would be pretty wild.
What does Cho see in Zeller?
I mean, if we're picking between Bennet, VO, and Zeller (and maybe even McLemore) how could you possibly consider Zeller?
This coming off twitter...
Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston and Brooklyn discussing a blockbuster deal that would send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Nets, league sources tell Y! Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
Adrian Wojnarowski: Possible Nets package includes expiring deal of Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Tomike Shenglia and three first-round picks, sources tell Y! Twitter @WojYahooNBA
Adrian Wojnarowski: There's no indication that Garnett has yet to be consulted about waiving his no-trade clause for such a possible deal, sources tell Y! Twitter @WojYahooNBA
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those 3 picks will be pretty low picks as the Nets would be a top 4 team in the East with that roster.
A few notes from Rick Bonnell's chat today:
-He said unless Noel Drops he would take Len in a coin flip over Bennett.
-Basically reiterated that the reason teams see so much in Len is because Maryland had horrible spacing and had no clue how to use him.
-He thinks Bennett has the best chance of being an all-star in this class.
-He thinks that Seth Curry might be brought in for camp if he's not drafted.
-Said that the Bocats are in the mix for Thomas Robinson,but he doesn't know what terms would be discussed. When asked if the Portland pick might be used,his response was "hell no!".
-When asked if the team might trade down with Minnesota to aquire extra assets he said "if you have a chance to strike gold you don't trade it for a bag of rocks!"
-When asked who he would pursue in free agency he said David West. This doesn't surprise me because he said Rudy Gay and Pau Gasol last year, Bonnell clearly has no clue what rebuilding or going young means!
-He also said that Charlotte would be interested in being a third party in a sign and trade involving Howard to pick up draft picks or other assets
-He said that he absolutely expects the team to amnesty Tyrus this year.
-He said that he truly has no clue who the pick will be because the front office never tips their hand.
-when asked if he had to pick one player in this draft who would be a bust,he said Shabazz Muhammad.
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