Nothing flashy here, hoops fans. Just a casual trade tracker for you to monitor during the 2018 NBA Draft. We’ll be updating this post throughout the day and throughout the draft. So keep this tab open and refresh it every hour or so.
Last year, there were 15 trades on draft day, including Brooklyn’s move for D’Angelo Russell, Atlanta sending Dwight Howard to Charlotte (LOL), and the blockbuster Jimmy Butler to Minnesota deal. There were also pick swaps, like Utah moving up to land Donovan Mitchell, Portland trading picks No. 15 and 20 to Sacramento for pick No. 10 (Zach Collins), and of course, the Warriorssending cash considerations to Chicago for the 38th overall pick that became who else but Jordan Bell.
We’ve already had a few trades on or shortly before draft day. Keep this tab open. You won’t regret it.
DWIGHT HOWARD TO BROOKLYN
Nets receive: Dwight Howard
Hornets receive: Timofey Mozgov, two future second-round picks, cash considerations
The Lakers have acquired the 39th pick in Thursday’s Draft from the 76ers, league source tells ESPN. Lakers will send Philly its 2019 second round pick via Bulls and cash.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2018
Memphis moving pick No. 4?
The Grizzlies are reportedly looking for the best possible returns for the No. 4 overall pick, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, but any trade has to include Chandler Parsons and the remaining two years worth $49.2 million on his contract.
Brooklyn wants to trade up?
The Nets own picks No. 29, 40, and 45, but all indications have pointed to Brooklyn brass turning every stone in an effort to move into the lottery. Some believe they have interest in Lonnie Walker IV, the electrifying 19-year-old guard out of Miami expected to go No. 16 to Phoenix in Ricky O’Donnell’s final NBA mock draft. In order to move up, though, the Nets will need to throw in some attractive players, which could mean Spencer Dinwiddie, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and/or DeMarre Carroll could be on the move.
Cavs looking at Porter?
The Cavs have Brooklyn’s pick by way of the Kyrie Irving trade, but they don’t seem too confident the player they want will be on the board by then. So as a precautionary measure, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, Cleveland is looking to trade up past Chicago (pick No. 7) in case Michael Porter Jr. falls out of the top-five.
There's buzz that the Cavs may try to trade ahead of Chicago to land Michael Porter. Gilgeous-Alexander has picked up momentum at No. 8 as well, despite the fact that he hasn't worked out for them. Trae Young is also under consideration. ESPN Mock Update: https://t.co/JZ0l0l1Ksd
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 21, 2018
Sixers eyeing top-five?
Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer says Philly has made calls inquiring about trading into the top-five, but they are reluctant to give up meaningful players as part of a deal. The 76ers currently pick 10th and, in SB Nation’s mock draft, are projected to select Miles Bridges.
As Jeremy alludes to, the Sixers are indeed continuing calls about moving into the Top 5. They have offered packages of picks, but have thus far rebuked including oft-mentioned Robert Covington and Dario Saric, per sources. https://t.co/o2KkUNLhZg
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 19, 2018
Orlando — currently picking sixth overall — has held “exploratory conversations” about moving up in the draft, according to the Orlando Sentinel’s Josh Robbins.
With the draft approaching, the Orlando Magic have had some exploratory trade discussions to move up from No. 6: https://t.co/0P6LrZ8OX0.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) June 18, 2018
Do the Knicks really want Mo Bamba?
There were reports that New York was interested in moving up to select Bamba in the top-four, but that may not be true since they have yet to request his medical information.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 21, 2018
Wizards shopping Marcin Gortat
According to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, Washington is trying to send Gortat’s contract off the books elsewhere, without parting with the No. 15 pick.
Washington's aim, sources say, is trying to construct a Marcin Gortat trade without including the No. 15 overall pick https://t.co/nseswjDY3t
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 21, 2018
Sixers discussed a Markelle Fultz trade package to snag Michael Porter Jr.
The Athletic’s Michael Scotto reported that the Sixers internally discussed trading Markelle Fultz, the No. 10 pick and No. 26 pick to move up and draft Michael Porter Jr. … That seems like a lot.