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NBA Draft Rumors: Bulls, Suns interested in trade for Orlando Magic pick?


The Orlando Magic currently have two picks in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Owners of the No. 4 and No. 12 selections, the Magic fall just one spot shy of the much coveted top three where Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker are expected to be drafted in.

But in the rare case that one of the players was to fall to the Magic at No. 4, they’d likely be more than happy to keep the pick. However, that’s not expected to happen (at least currently) and knowing that, it’s possible the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls could express interest in trading for the pick, this according to Basketball Insiders.

It wouldn’t be totally out of left field if Hennigan traded the fourth pick to a team that has maybe two first-round picks to give away like the Phoenix Suns or the Chicago Bulls. The Suns have the 14th, 18th and 27th picks in the draft while the Bulls have the 16th and 19th picks.

The Magic aren’t likely going to be open to trading the No. 4 pick for anything less than signifciant talent in return considering there will still be high quality talent like Dante Exum on the board if Orlando missed out on Wiggins, Embiid or Parker.

A more possible scenario may be the Suns or Bulls looking to move up to the Magic’s No. 12 overall pick considering that’s not likely to cost near as much and the Magic would probably be more willing to move that pick in comparison to the No. 4 selection.

Tags: Chicago Bulls Orlando Magic Phoenix Suns

  • 4everis2long

    I would not trade for the #12 pick. IMO moving up two spots does not increase the odds of getting someone who is better than what you can get at #14. IMO 8-18 most have about the same upside.

  • Ksp48

    UNless there is someone that you really want who will be there at 12, then 16 is about the same.And, you better be right about the guy at 12.