The 2014 NBA Draft could be one of the strongest of all time.
With prospects like forward Jabari Parker of the Dule Blue Devils, forward Andrew Wiggins and big man Joel Embiid of the Kansas Jayhawks, point guard Marcus Smart of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, big man Julius Randle of the Kentucky Wildcats and Australian native Dante Exum entering the draft, everyone is fighting to try to get a pick in this draft.
According to Minnesota Timberwolves‘ President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders, the strength of the draft could make for a very boring trade deadline.
“Either everyone wants to keep their picks or if you want to trade players, people are trying to get your pick and people aren’t as apt to do something like that — not only this year, but next year, too,” Saunders told Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press. “I think it might be a good draft the next couple of years.”
Because of that, Saunders believes teams won’t make as many relatively minor deals.
“If you want to make a trade to make yourself significantly better right now, then those have to be blockbuster-type trades and I don’t think there are a lot of teams that are leaning toward doing something like that.”