Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view as NBA commissioner David Stern (right) , deputy commissioner Adam Silver (left) and former NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon speak on stage after the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Draft Lottery could start pre-draft trading spree

On Tuesday night, we will finally know where the teams in the 2014 NBA Draft will be making their picks. The annual draft lottery for the top three picks will be held and the official draft order will be set.

Once the lottery is complete and teams know their exact assets, it could start a “pre-draft trading spree,” according to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com.

The alignment of aggressive sellers with increased interest among potential buyers has created the possibility of major shifts over the next six weeks amid the obvious boost of the top selections having far more value than those who headlined what has so far turned out to be a poor 2013 draft.

“There are picks there that people will get excited about for a trade in a way people didn’t get excited about the top picks a year ago,” one general manager said. “I think there will be a lot of conversations.”

More than in the past?

“Oh, yeah,” he said.

Howard-Cooper cites the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings as teams who could become very busy soon.

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