NBA Draft 2011: Which Team Is Likely to Make a Trade During the Draft?
How Many Trades Will Occur During the 2011 NBA Draft?
The NBA Draft always features trades. It was a trade that landed the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 overall pick. Some debate that the NBA Lottery is fixed, which may or may not be true.
The Cavaliers have two picks in the lottery, as well as two picks in the second round. The Utah Jazz have two lottery picks as well. The Minnesota Timberwolves, Charlotte Bobcats, Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards, and Chicago Bulls all have two picks in the first round.
How many draft day trades could there be? The 2010 NBA Draft featured 12 trades. What does the 2011 NBA Draft have in store for us?
The Utah Jazz have the third and the 12th pick in the draft. If they feel strongly about someone they may make a move. The team they could trade with may just be the Minnesota Timberwolves at No. 2.
ESPN Insider Chad Ford tweeted last night that the Timberwolves may just be moving out of the second pick.
Already hearing from sources that Minnesota has told people they're very open to moving No. 2 pick. Kahn wants veteran help ...
The Timberwolves do love to wheel and deal during the draft, so it wouldn't be a shock to me at all. Other possible trades could be the Chicago Bulls jumping up to get a player they really love. The Bulls have two picks at the tail end of the first round, and if they feel strongly about a certain guy they may move ahead to get him.
As far as the other teams with two first round picks I think they will stay put. They all need a ton of help and it would be beneficial to them to use both picks in the draft.
There will of course be trades that we can't predict. Trading the rights to a certain player to a team that wanted him at No. 25, but one team picked him no. 20 or so is a trend that usually occurs.
If there is an NBA Lockout, it could greatly affect all of this though.
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