2011 NBA Draft Trade Rumors: Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz Talking Third Pick
Washington Wizards Want to Move Up to Take Enes Kanter in 2011 NBA Draft
The rumor mill continues to churn ahead of the 2011 NBA Draft, this time with Enes Kanter at the center of the storm.
@Probballdraft tweeted this evening that:
"@WashWizards have called about a trade up to 3 for Kanter. The Jazz have options."
For those who don't speak Twitter, this means that the Washington Wizards have inquired about the third pick, which the Utah Jazz currently own, putting the Jazz in a position of strength.
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Utah has also expressed interest in Kanter, having evaluated him in Salt Lake City, and, furthermore, the franchise has done fairly well with international big men in the past (i.e. Andrei Kirilenko, Mehmet Okur).
Whether or not the Jazz relinquish their pick likely depends on the price the Wizards are willing to pay and what the options will be at sixth in the draft order, assuming Washington includes its pick in any package.
All told, there should be plenty of action regarding the first six or so picks in this year's draft, with a Wizards-Jazz deal just the latest in a long line of rumors that will undoubtedly grow longer as Thursday's big event draws closer.
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