NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:23 am

Jonathan Givony of Draft Express wrote:Vesely appears to have received assurances from the Wizards that he’s indeed the pick, according to reports from NBA teams who have spoken with his camp. With the team’s other top options, Valanciunas and Kanter, off the board, this makes plenty of sense, even if Kawhi Leonard did draw some looks here as well.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:06 am

DraftExpress: Hearing Portland and Orlando are talking about swapping Andre Miller and Jameer Nelson, with the #21 pick going to Orlando.
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nbadraftnet: We hear there is a 3 team deal in the works with Utah moving to 2 Wash to 3 and Minn moving down to 6 #NBAdraft. Players will be involved
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And now things start to get interesting.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:19 am

Chad Ford of ESPN wrote:The Cleveland Cavaliers have the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in the draft. But will they also snag another lottery pick?

Sources say the Cavs have been very actively trying to do just that, with a massive $14.5 million trade exception as the device. The offer? Give us your pick and we'll take back a bad contract into our trade exception, which permits the Cavs to take back salary of more than $14 million.

In that scenario, the Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons look like the most intriguing potential partners. Would the Kings be willing to give up the No. 7 pick if the Cavs gave them Ramon Sessions and took back Francisco Garcia? The Kings are already under the salary cap, but Garcia has $12 million over two years on his contract, and Sacramento would love to move him.

Or if it's Detroit at No. 8, Cleveland could swallow an even bigger contract, such as that belonging to Richard Hamilton ($12.5 million next season) or Charlie Villanueva (three years, $24 million remaining).

The Cavs would love to get Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and Jonas Valanciunas in the lottery. Or they could also make a stab at getting Minnesota's No. 2 pick for, let's say, the No. 4 and No. 7 (or No. 8) picks.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:43 am

Aaron Smith of NBA Draft.net wrote:We're hearing that there is a 3 team deal in the works between Utah, Washington and Minnesota.

The deal would send the 6th pick and players (and/or cap relief) to Minnesota.

Utah would get the 2nd pick and is targeting Derrick Williams.

Washington would get the 3rd pick and is targeting Enes Kanter.

And Minnesota would move back and dump salary or add veterans such as Paul Millsap.

Minnesota might not be done at that as there is speculation that they would again move 6 to either move down again or for more established veterans.

The deal would likley involve established players. Some names that have been mentioned; Jonny Flynn and Devin Harris.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby escobar8 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:50 am

at what time does draft starts...???

thank you...
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Postby Doc Brown on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:16 am

7 P.M. Eastern Time Escobar.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:50 am

DraftExpress: Seems like Robin Lopez's name is being thrown around quite a bit. Don't be surprised to see him moved on draft night.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:04 pm

WojYahooNBA: Kings have made it privately clear that they expect to trade 7th pick, sources say. "They're confident they have deal," one official says.
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Postby Voltron32 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:33 pm

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WojYahooNBA: Kings have made it privately clear that they expect to trade 7th pick, sources say. "They're confident they have deal," one official says.
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Probably for Felton. Which takes him off our PG list.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:45 pm

tribjazz: Updates: Jazz's Harris is available. ... Phoenix expected to pass on Fredette if he's available at 13. High on Shumpert. Knicks would ...
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tribjazz: ... definitely consider Fredette if he's at 17. ... Jazz's O'Connor very "busy" in last couple hours.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:47 pm

SHowardCooper: Bucks and Bobcats in serious talks in major deal w/ picks and vets, per Rick Bonnell of Charlotte Observer. CLT may end up w/ 2 lotto picks.
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10 and 19 being swapped, I'm guessing. If Bucks are moving a vet, it has to be Gooden or Maggs. Don't know what they'd have to do to get Cats to take on one of those ugly contracts. Would take more than moving up 9 spots. Unless it gets propelled into a 3 team deal and Cats are able to move their two lotto picks + players for a much higher lotto pick.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:08 pm

DraftExpress: Teams calling Sacramento about the #7 pick are being told it's already been moved. Problem is, no one knows to who, or for which player.
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My money is on that being a smokescreen to pressure SA.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:11 pm

GeryWoelfel: Bucks appear to have deal with Sacamento for No. 7
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:19 pm

WojYahooNBA: Milwaukee has a three-way deal with Charlotte and Sacramento, sources say.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby FabFourLakers on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:47 pm

So apparently Minny is taking Kanter with the 2nd overall pick...does this mean Utah will draft Derrick Williams? Would he play the 3 or the 4? Imagine if the CAVS got both Irving AND Williams if the Jazz decide to go with Brandan Knight at the point?!
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:20 pm

Probballdraft: Being told by a league source that #Spurs trading Tony Parker for 10th pick is likely to happen. Look for SA to target Donatas Motiejunas
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:45 pm

Probballdraft: In the 11th hour it sounds as though @Cavs are becoming skittish about selecting Jonas Valanciunas 4th because his buyout remains unsettled
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Probballdraft: The #Cavs concern is that if the terms aren't clear the situation could be prolonged & Valanciunas might be delayed. Trade out of 4 likely
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:46 pm

KBerg_CBS: Detroit isn't ruling out swapping the 8th pick with Houston for Nos. 14 and 23, sources say. Depends on who Charlotte takes with No. 7.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:49 pm

tribjazz: Jazz also making late push to move up to No. 8 (Detroit) to possibly draft Jimmer Fredette. Utah's definitely working the phones.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:04 pm

ChrisMannixSI: Timberwolves still discussing possible trade package that would send Monta Ellis to MIN for No. 2 pick, sources say.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:08 pm

WojYahooNBA: Utah and Detroit had discussed trading the 12th and 8th picks, with Pistons picking up a future No. 1, but talks dissolved, sources say.
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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:29 pm

Probballdraft: Sources tell @Probballdraft @Cavs working feverishly to make a trade happen. Also, looking to trade back into Round 1 (15-24 range).
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