We’ve assumed all along that Masai Ujiri would be looking to trade into the Draft at some point, and those assumptions were confirmed with reports earlier this week.
Now with Draft night upon us, the reports are getting juicier…
Also hearing that Toronto is looking to grab the No. 2 pick. Not sure who they’re targeting, but Oladipo is an educated guess….
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 27, 2013
Toronto is trying extremely hard to trade into the late lottery, specifically targeting Giannis Adetokunbo.
— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) June 27, 2013
Take Broussard’s tweet with a grain of salt, since y’know, Chris Broussard and all, but if the Raptors could actually trade all the way up to No. 2, my hope would be that the Cavs are actually silly enough to take Alex Len over Nerlens Noel, leaving Noel for the opportunistic Ujiri.
As for Deeks’ report, which seems more realistic, Adetokunbo is an intriguing project type pick who you can learn a little more about here.
As always, we’ll keep an eye out throughout the night.