NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

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Postby JSM on Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:03 pm

vlad (pdx): Do you see any draft night trades happening??

Chad Ford (1:16 PM): I think there will be a bunch. Teams are telling me that trade talk really started picking up on Tuesday. Cavs are looking at potential deals using the No. 4 pick and either Baron Davis or Ramon Sessions. Jazz looking for deals. Would be open to discussing Paul Milsap or Devin Harris. Wizards looking to add talent around John Wall. Pistons are being active. Rockets have been very aggressive (as they often are). Bucks have made draft day trades past 2 years and are being aggressive again.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:06 pm

Cory (Houston): Any predictions on the Rockets pick at 14? Or do you think they will move up. I'd like to think that Morey is trying to make a play for Valanciunas.

Chad Ford (1:30 PM): Daryl Morey is always trying to make a play. From what I can gather, everyone in Houston is on the table. Everyone. It's a good strategy. I don't think the Rockets are married to moving up. Nor are they married to getting vets. They're just looking for the best possible deal. I wouldn't be shocked to see Kevin Martin or Luis Scola moved. If they keep 14, look for them to try to add a center or point guard. Bismack Biyombo, Nikola Vucevic and Jimmer are options there. If they move up, I agree that Valanciunas could be the guy.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:56 am

nbadraftnet: We're hearing Reggie Jackson bit.ly/lwMvQO rumor is legitimate and very good chance that it's OKC that has given him a promise at 24
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Postby JSM on Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:04 am

TheHoopsReport: That's almost certain. They can't really do anything w/ 4 2nd rd picks. RT @asianmon Do you see Lakers trading any of their picks?
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:07 am

TheHoopsReport: So far, I know these players got green room invites: Irving, Williams, Kanter, Valanciunas, Knight, Vesely, Leonard, Jimmer, Klay.
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TheHoopsReport: The green room is important because it tells us the players NBA teams consider the top guys.
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Postby JSM on Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:12 am

TheHoopsReport: From what I'm hearing, it sounds like the Timberwolves, Cavs and Jazz are all very active in looking to trade down.
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Postby JSM on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:48 am

Probballdraft: The Cavs are very active in discussions on trade front. Want to acquire another lotto pick or young veteran but unlikely to include Hickson.
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Probballdraft: Timberwolves preference is to deal with @WashWizards for 6 & McGee but Washington won't part w/ him. More than willing to include Blatche.
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Postby JSM on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:57 am

JerryZgoda: Ronzone said this morning that, at this point, #Timberwolves are keeping that No. 2 pick. Said they were impressed w/ DWill and Kanter
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Postby JSM on Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:25 pm

Probballdraft: The Bulls are targeting a trade up to get a perimeter player. From the sound of things it could be Jordan Hamilton or Tobias Harris.
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Probballdraft: The Bulls targeting a trade up probably means they look at WAS (18) and MIN (20).
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Postby JSM on Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:28 pm

Hoops Report believes Reggie Jackson has a promise from Portland and here's their reasoning behind it:

http://thehoopsreport.com/article.aspx?id=749
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Postby JSM on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:04 am

DraftExpress: The Knicks are hoping Biyombo drops to them at 17. That's unlikely, so they're exploring moving up. May have to jump ahead of Warriors at 11
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Postby JSM on Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:46 am

WindhorstESPN: GMs believe Heat have given PG Reggie Jackson draft promise w/31st pick.
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:man10: Doesn't seem like anyone knows who promised Jackson a spot. This is the third report of him having a promise, all 3 people are reporting a different team.
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Postby JSM on Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:09 pm

Probballdraft: Bad news #Knicks fans. Sounds like Biyombo won't fall to 17. Add him w/ Thompson, & #Jimmer as targets for NY to trade up to get.
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Postby JSM on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:26 pm

Bob Finnan of the Morning Journal wrote:If Valanciunas’ buyout is completed before the draft, multiple sources indicate the Cavs are leaning toward taking the 245-pounder. However, if the snafu is still hanging over his head, then the 259-pound Kanter could be the pick.

First of all, there’s an outside chance Kanter will be selected No. 2 by Minnesota or No. 3 by Utah.

Kanter appears to be a safer pick than Valanciunas for the Cavs. He’s ready to play right now. His offensive skills and physical development are further along.

Then why would the Cavs select Valanciunas?

His ceiling appears to be much higher. Once it all comes together for the Lithuanian center, he could become an All-Star.

“They’re both risks,” ESPN analyst Chad Ford said. “They both have upside. I think if you picked Kanter, you’re picking because he is a bit more polished offensively right now, and he has a better NBA body right now.

“If you pick Valanciunas, you’re picking upside. You’re picking a guy who I know many NBA scouts feel in five years could end up being the best player in this draft, but he’s got a long way to go to get there.”
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Postby JSM on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:29 pm

Bob Finnan of the Morning Journal wrote:The Cavs have made several inquiries about dealing the No. 4 pick. It seems they’d love to get their hands on Irving and Williams, which would be a home run in this draft. In order to do that, however, they’d probably have to sacrifice either J.J. Hickson or Anderson Varejao, which probably won’t happen.


Bob Finnan of the Morning Journal wrote:The Cavs are rumored to be in the hunt for an additional first-round pick. Here are some possible targets in the first round, a source said: No. 18 (Washington), No. 20 (Minnesota), No. 24 (Oklahoma City), No. 26 (Dallas) and Chicago’s two picks (Nos. 28 and 30).
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Postby Phil XI on Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:25 pm

thanks for the updates. should be a wild draft week.
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Postby JSM on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:51 pm

TheHoopsReport: The news that Jonas Valanciunas isn't coming to the NBA next season means Cavs are very likely to take Enes Kanter at 4.
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Postby JSM on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:55 pm

Probballdraft: Sacramento is open to making deals with picks to infuse cash.
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Postby JSM on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:58 pm

Probballdraft : The Cavs would like a young veteran like Al Horford, Josh Smith, or Rudy Gay but the 4th pick doesn't have that much value.
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Probballdraft: Cavaliers will draft Kyrie Irving 1st but will try to make a deal for 2nd pick to select Derrick Williams. Trading out of 4 is a possibility
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:05 pm

Probballdraft: If @thenyknicks stay at 17 name w/ growing intrigue is Iman Shumpert. Blew away Knicks brass in workouts & is versatile & great defender.
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Probballdraft: From the sound of things @thenyknicks have a deal on the table to trade picks w/ @indianapacers depending on whose available.
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Postby JSM on Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:07 pm

TheHoopsReport: Whether they stay put at No. 4 and acquire another pick, or trade down, the Cavs would like a pick in the 10-19 range. More than 1 target.
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TheHoopsReport: Cavs will draft Kyrie Irving #1 and are trying to trade #4 pick. This is nothing new. I, and others, have been reporting this for a while.
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Postby JSM on Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:15 pm

espn700spence: Steve Kyler from @HOOPSWORLD adamant about his report that @jimmerfredette has been given a promise by ah_Jazz at #12.
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Postby JSM on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:14 am

Probballdraft : Very real scenario being discussed in Cleveland. @Cavs trade #4 pick to @WashWizards for 6th & Wiz take Kanter. CLE would want 18 too.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:25 am

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo wrote:With an eye on drafting Arizona’s Derrick Williams, the Indiana Pacers have discussed a package including center Roy Hibbert and the 15th pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ second overall pick, league sources said. Nevertheless, the overture hasn’t gained traction in Minnesota.


Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo wrote:Houston continues to offer the 14th and 23rd picks in the draft to move into the top 10, and could have a willing partner with the Detroit Pistons at No. 8. The Pistons have told teams they won’t trade down until they see who drops to them on draft night, sources said. In what could be an interesting window into the Pistons’ preferences, San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard worked out for Detroit on Monday, and shortly thereafter cancelled his Wednesday workout with the Milwaukee Bucks, who have the 10th pick. Several executives believe Leonard may have left Auburn Hills with a guarantee.


Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo wrote:Perhaps no player is rising faster than Georgia Tech’s Iman Shumpert, who is suddenly on the Phoenix Suns’ short list at No. 13. The Nets have had a strong interest in him, and he could be the player they’re trying to move up from No. 27 to get.
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Re: NBA 2011 Draft Misc. News Thread

Postby JSM on Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:51 am

Gambo620: Suns & Warriors discussed trade scenarios in which Lopez goes to Golden State & 11th pick plus Udoh ends up w/ PHO
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Wow, a little surprised the Suns would be willing to move Lopez at all.
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