The NBA Draft is just hours away, and the rumor mill is cranking at full speed. There could be several trades, as multiple teams are trying to move up or down this year. Check out the latest NBA draft rumors and news below:
Sixers determined to get another top 10 pick
Philadelphia has been working hard to get another high draft pick to pick Kris Dunn, Jamal Murray or Buddy Hield, and they're engaged in talks with three teams, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Sources: Sixers have had significant engagement w/ Boston (3), Minnesota (5) Sacramento (8) in past 24 hours. Boston talks continuing now.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016
The Sixers have been actively shopping Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor, and have ramped up their pursuit of the No. 3 pick from the Celtics. If they get the pick, they will draft Dunn.
Raptors trading No. 9 pick to Thunder for Serge Ibaka?
Toronto is both looking for a starting-caliber power forward and to trade the No. 9 pick, and they might get their wish on both fronts. According to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears, the Thunder are looking to trade Serge Ibaka with the hope of acquiring a high daft pick:
The Thunder is shopping big man Serge Ibaka on this draft day, a source said. https://t.co/obBwkWDf6F— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 23, 2016
Oklahoma City clearly has a lottery prospect they're targeting, and this deal may not happen unless that prospect (whoever it is) is still available when the No. 9 pick comes around.
Hawks trading draft picks?
Atlanta received the No. 12 overall pick in the draft from Utah in the Jeff Teague trade, giving them two first-round selections. However, they don’t plan on holding on to them, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:
Back to Hawks: Sources say they'll now try to trade their two first-rounders (one from the Teague deal) to make re-signing Al Horford easier— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 22, 2016
The Hawks would prefer to acquire a veteran with those picks, but are also interested in using those picks to trade into the top 10 in the draft.Back to the NBA Newsfeed
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