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07:07 AM ET 06.27 | This time around, it's the front end of the NBA Draft that holds the intrigue, right from the start. The Wolves continue to try to move up higher in the draft to land either Victor Oladipo or Ben McLemore. The latest rumbles have them reaching out to the Magic, Bobcats and Suns offering Derrick Williams and the No. 9 and No. 26 picks in return for Orlando's No. 2 pick, Charlotte's No. 4 pick or Phoenix's No. 5 pick. ... There is a growing belief that Indiana's Cody Zeller is seriously in the mix for the Bobcats at No. 4 along with Alex Len, McLemore and Otto Porter ... provided that Charlotte keeps its pick. Bobcats GM Rich Cho is said to be a big Zeller fan, but word is he's having a tough time convincing ownership to take him at No. 4.

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June 27, 2013  08:13 AM ET

If Jordan's silly arse doesn't pounce on this deal.....

June 27, 2013  08:21 AM ET

If Jordan's silly arse doesn't pounce on this deal.....

I was thinking the same thing!

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June 27, 2013  08:30 AM ET

That seems like a good deal for the kitties and a terrible deal for the wolves to me

June 27, 2013  08:36 AM ET

I won't be surprise if they get a PG!

June 27, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Magic make the trade...............

June 27, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Give us Love and we'll give you our No. 1.

June 27, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Thursday will come and go and I don't think it will matter a bit, who gets drafted at what spot. All that matters is what player gets traded, especially to-from the top 5 teams. Rest of the league is just out there as fillers.

June 27, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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That seems like a good deal for the kitties and a terrible deal for the wolves to me

Not really Williams is a tweener but more a SF, MKG plays the SF so that is doubling up on a position not needed. So they get whoever falls to 9 and 26. They need a big SG and some bigs but they need to lean towards bigs. That would leave them with maybe a Zeller and a euro center or one of the other centers falls to them. If Williams was a PF I would be on board with the trade. It is a gamble for them. I think they would rather have Len if he dropped to them

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June 27, 2013  01:35 PM ET
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Not really Williams is a tweener but more a SF, MKG plays the SF so that is doubling up on a position not needed. So they get whoever falls to 9 and 26. They need a big SG and some bigs but they need to lean towards bigs. That would leave them with maybe a Zeller and a euro center or one of the other centers falls to them. If Williams was a PF I would be on board with the trade. It is a gamble for them. I think they would rather have Len if he dropped to them

The Bobcats need a SF who has offensive skills, neither MKG nor Williams do.

June 27, 2013  02:17 PM ET

Not sure if this is your team but MKG definitely was brought in to be a 2nd-3rd option/glue guy that does a couple things well. Bobcats need a paint pressence before a scoring SF. They were the worst team for points in the paint. Why because their bigs are useless.

 
June 28, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Back to REALITY. All they got for their effort is another SELFISH HEADACHE from Westwood. John Wooden must be rolling in his grave, from laughter!

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