The lottery may be over, but the jockeying for position in the 2014 NBA draft has only just begun.
General managers from all over the Association have already begun reaching out to one another to gauge the market for picks and the opportunities to add cheap, young talent that they represent. Kevin Love's apparent availability has only further stoked the typical maelstrom of speculation and citation of anonymous sources that arises around this time every year.
Chances are, though, that the most exciting transactional action will have to wait until the draft itself on June 26. At that point, teams will have done their homework on this year's deep pool of prospects and be able to see which ones are within their respective reaches in real time.
To be sure, most draft-day transactions don't exactly shatter the Earth. Last year's relatively weak draft occasioned 16 swaps, but only one—Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans—registered on the NBA's Richter scale in any significant way.
That ratio could shift considerably this time around. There's quite a bit more talent up for grabs this year than there was in 2013 (to say the least), which means there will be much more at stake. As far as who might be doing the moving and shaking on draft night, keep an eye on these seven teams.