NBA Draft Wiretap

76ers Trade Mikal Bridges To Suns For Zhaire Smith, Miami's 2021 First Rounder Pick

Jun 21, 2018 9:19 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to send Mikal Bridges to the Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith and Miami's 2021 unprotected first round pick.

The Suns acquired the draft pick from the Heat in the Goran Dragic trade.

Phoenix moved up just six spots despite giving up an unprotected first rounder.

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Mavericks Agree To Trade With Hawks For No. 3 To Select Luka Doncic

Jun 21, 2018 7:46 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed upon a trade with the Atlanta Hawks to move up to No. 3 to select Luka Doncic.

The Mavericks will send a future first round pick (top-5 protected), along with the No. 5 pick to the Hawks.

The Hawks needed Trae Young to remain available when the Mavericks selected at No. 5 to be consummated. 

Dallas and Atlanta had been discussing a trade swap throughout the day on Thursday.

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2018 NBA Draft: Live Results

Jun 21, 2018 7:37 PM

The 2018 NBA Draft is underway in Brooklyn.

1. Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton 

2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley

3. Dallas Mavericks (via Atlanta): Luka Doncic

4. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.

5. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas): Trae Young

6. Orlando Magic: Mohamed Bamba

7. Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr.

8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn): Collin Sexton

9. New York Knicks: Kevin Knox

10. Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia): Mikal Bridges

11. Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

12. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit via Clippers): Miles Bridges 

13. Los Angeles Clippers: Jerome Robinson

14. Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.

15. Washinton Wizards: Troy Brown

16. Philadelphia 76ers (from Phoenix/Miami): Zhaire Smith

17. Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo

18. San Antonio Spurs: Lonnie Walker

19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota): Kevin Huerter

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City): Josh Okogie

21. Utah Jazz: Grayson Allen

22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans): Chandler Hutchison

23. Indiana Pacers: Aaron Holiday

24. Portland Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons

25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland): Moritz Wagner

26. Philadelphia 76ers: Landry Shamet

27. Boston Celtics: Robert Williams

28. Golden State Warriors: Jacob Evans

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto): Dzanan Musa

30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston): Omari Spellman

Second Round

31. Phoenix Suns: Elie Okobo

32. Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter

33. Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson

34. Charlotte Hornets: Devonte Graham

35. Orlando Magic: Melvin Frazier

36. New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson

37. Portland Trail Blazers (via Sacramento): Gary Trent Jr.

38. Detroit Pistons (via Philadelphia): Khyri Thomas

39. Los Angeles Lakers (via Philadelphia): Isaac Bonga

40. Brooklyn Nets: Rodions Kurucs

41. Denver Nuggets (via Orlando): Jarred Vanderbilt

42. Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown

43. Orlando Magic (via Denver): Justin Jackson

44. Washington Wizards: Issuf Sanon

45. Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn): Hamidou Diallo

46. Houston Rockets: De'Anthony Melton

47. Los Angeles Lakers: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

48. Minnesota Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop

49. San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu

50. Indiana Pacers: Alize Johnson

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Michael Porter Jr. Projected To Fall Due To New Medical On Back

Jun 21, 2018 6:36 PM

Michael Porter Jr. is projected to drop out of the top-10 in the 2018 NBA Draft.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets believe Porter could fall all the way to them at the end of the lottery.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports there is a new medical report on Porter that questions the long-term viability of his back.

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Kings Expected To Take Marvin Bagley At No. 2

Jun 21, 2018 4:29 PM

The Sacramento Kings appear to have internally decided upon Marvin Bagley with the No. 2 overall pick.

The Kings have also taken strong looks at Luka Doncic and Michael Porter Jr. with their selection.

The Phoenix Suns are expected to take Deandre Ayton at No. 1.

"Bagley and a healthy Harry Giles, who has secretly looked great, can give the Kings a strong 1-2 big man punch for years," writes Marc J. Spears.

Both Bagley and Giles are represented by agent Jeff Schwartz.

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Bucks Looking To Trade Down, Unload Matthew Dellavedova

Jun 21, 2018 12:50 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are exploring trade scenarios using the No. 17 pick to unload the contract of Matthew Dellavedova.

Dellavedova is owed $19.2 million over the final two seasons on his deal.

But the Bucks are looking to trade down and not use a deal as an outright salary dump.

The Bucks signed Dellavedova in the 2016 offseason.

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76ers Considered Trading Markelle Fultz, Nos. 10/26 To Move Up For Michael Porter Jr.

Jun 21, 2018 12:47 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers held internal talks about packaging Markelle Fultz as well as the No. 10 and No. 26 picks to move into the top-5 to select Michael Porter Jr., according to sources.

The 76ers moved away from that strategy due to Porter's recurring back issues.

Fultz will be the favorite to start at shooting guard for the 76ers next season if JJ Redick leaves in free agency.

The 76ers traded up to select Fultz just a year ago, sending the Sacramento Kings' 2019 unprotected pick to the Boston Celtics.

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Kings Have Internally Decided Selection At No. 2

Jun 21, 2018 12:27 PM

The Sacramento Kings have internally decided who they will select with the No. 2 overall pick, assuming Deandre Ayton goes to the Phoenix Suns at No. 1.

The Kings' plans at No. 2 have been one of the biggest mysteries of the draft.

Sacramento is believed to be selecting between Luka Doncic and Marvin Bagley.

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Clippers Targeting Point Guard At No. 12

Jun 21, 2018 9:33 AM

Sources say the Los Angeles Clippers are hoping to select one of three point guards who could drop to them at No. 12.

The Clippers like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Trae Young and Collin Sexton along with Jerome Robinson.

The Clippers had to play a number of players at point guard following the 2017 departure of Chris Paul.

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Mark Cuban Believed To Like Michael Porter Jr. At No. 5

Jun 21, 2018 9:30 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have a number of options available to them at No. 5.

Mohamed Bamba is mocked as their selection in ESPN's latest projections, but sources say Michael Porter Jr. is a favorite of Mark Cuban.

Dallas could bring Porter along slowly as he works his way back from hip and back issues.

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Kings Deciding Between Marvin Bagley, Trading Down For Michael Porter
Marvin Bagley has expressed interest in playing for the Kings.

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Suns Focused On Deandre Ayton, Haven't Had Any Substantive Trade Talks
The Suns are focused on selecting Deandre Ayton.

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Michael Porter Jr. Adhering To Vegan Diet
Michael Porter works with vegan expert Doug Graham.

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Lakers Acquire 39th Overall Pick From 76ers For Chicago's 2019 2nd Rounder
The 76ers had acquired the pick from the Knicks.

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Execs Less Worried About Michael Porter's Medicals Than Joel Embiid In 2014
Michael Porter entered his freshman season as one of the top prospects in his class but has since dealt with a number of injuries.

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Mavs, Magic, Nuggets Trying To Move Up To No. 3 To Select Luka Doncic
The Hawks very well could control the direction of the draft at No. 3.

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Knicks Explore Trading Up To Select Mohamed Bamba
The Knicks met with Mohamed Bamba in-person in New York on Wednesday.

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Gregg Popovich Met With Kawhi Leonard On Tuesday
Gregg Popovich had yet to have a sit down with Kawhi Leonard.

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Hawks Considering Luka Doncic At No. 3
The Hawks had previously been zeroed in on Marvin Bagley and Jaren Jackson Jr.

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Reporters From ESPN, Turner, Yahoo Won't Tip Picks At 2018 NBA Draft
The move of Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports to ESPN likely sparked the change, though a source said the NBA presented the edict.

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Exec On Luka Doncic's Floor/Ceiling: Joe Ingles/6'8 Steve Nash
Luka Doncic has been one of the most divisive prospects in the draft.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Mohamed Bamba Trying To Avoid Being Drafted By Grizzlies
The Grizzlies own the No. 4 overall pick in the draft.

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Trae Young Had Secret Workout With Cavaliers
Cleveland is widely expected to select between Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Trae Young at No. 8 if Michael Porter Jr. is off the board.

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Kings Not Interested In Trading Down From No. 2 With Clippers
The Clippers are attempting to package the No. 12 and No. 13 picks in the draft to move up.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Raptors Trying To Trade Into Draft To Select Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
The Raptors traded away their 2018 first round pick to unload DeMarre Carroll to save on the luxury tax.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Good Teams Love Luka Doncic, Bad Teams Hate Him
Luka Doncic is as low as No. 8 on some teams boards.

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NBA Announces 2018 NBA Draft Green Room Participants
Deandre Ayton headlines the list of players that will be in the green room.

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NBA Sends Memo Suggesting Possible Elimination Of One-And-Done Rule By 2021
The first draft in which the rule is changed will surely be loaded with the best prospects from two straight high school classes.

Hawks Interested In Trae Young If They Trade Down
Trae Young has one of the widest potential draft ranges.

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Deandre Ayton: My Life Became A Job Upon Moving To USA
Deandre Ayton moved to San Diego as a 6'5" 12-year-old and was 6'10" less than two years late

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