In recent weeks there has been noise suggesting a handful of teams want to trade into the top three picks come the 2014 NBA Draft.
Of course, most teams don’t have the assets to do so, however the Philadelphia 76ers who own the No. 3 pick have been doing what they can to trade for the No. 1 pick held by the Cleveland Cavaliers. How much progress has been made on such a move is unknown, though if things fall apart and the Sixers aren’t in position to draft a player they want with the pick, the Utah Jazz apparently want in as Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders suggests they’re looking to obtain a top three selection.
“While the 76ers do seem willing to move up, they are not alone. There has been talk that the Utah Jazz would like to move into the top three and may be willing to give up some of the assets the acquired from Golden State last year for a shot at Parker.
There was also talk that guard Alec Burks could be had if it netted the Jazz Parker.”
The Jazz currently own the No. 5 pick so moving up into the top three selections isn’t outlandish, especially if they can find potential pieces that would interest either the Milwaukee Bucks or the Philadelphia 76ers.
Of course, at this point neither team has shown much interest in moving down and while the Bucks are likely to be content with either drafting who is left over between Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins, the Sixers might not be so keen on their leftovers.
Should be an interesting draft night.