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2013 NBA Draft: Philadelphia 76ers Want to Trade for a First Round Pick

The Philadelphia 76ers currently hold the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft but they’re in the market for another first round selection, this according to Alex Kennedy of Hoops World.

Per Kennedy:

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of several teams that are interested in acquiring a late first-round pick, according to sources close to the situation. If Philadelphia doesn’t select a center with the 11th pick, they may try to acquire one of the final picks in the first round to select a big. In recent weeks, they have expressed interest in a number of centers projected in that range such as Brazilian center Lucas Nogueira and French center Mouhammadou Jaiteh among others.

A handful of fellow NBA teams, especially towards the bottom half of the draft should be more than willing to offer up their pick. One such team that may be willing to do so would be the Dallas Mavericks, who currently own the 13th pick in the upcoming draft. The Mavericks have reportedly contacted a number of teams attempting to package their pick with small forward Shawn Marion in attempts to clear cap space for Dwight Howard and/or Chris Paul.

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