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5:33(ET): Not as draft related but sources around the league believe that Dwight Howard will not be back with the Los Angeles Lakers next season.
5:31(ET): The Celtics-Nets talks have reportedly heated up with Jason Terry being added to the discussions as well.
2:45 (ET): No trades have been submitted to the NBA by the pre-Draft deadline meaning that the current draft order is set for now. Each team will make the selection they're slotted at before deals can be announced.
2:26 (ET): Outside of the Celtics-Nets potential deal, other players that may be made available for trade today include Eric Gordon of the Pelicans and Brandon Jennings of the Bucks.
2:22 (ET): The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets are rumored to be in talks about a mega-deal that would send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. The Celtics would reportedly receive Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Tomike Shenglia, and 3 future first round picks.
2:17 (ET): The Cleveland Cavaliers front office is remaining secretive about who they intend to select with the first pick tonight. This appears like it may be a smokescreen tactic in hopes to get another team to jump into a deal for the #1 pick.
6:02 (ET): Sticking with Alex Len to the Cavs, wherever it is that the pick. - JK
June 26, 2013
By Jeffrey Paadre (@Paaj13)
While this season's power forward class is underwhelming in terms of first round talent, the crop of centers in this year's class is the best it's been in years. It seems like this year, there's a much larger abundance of skilled legitimate centers. As many as 11 centers may be selected in the first round of this year's draft. Although only 2, or maybe 3, centers have a legitimate shot at being selected in the Top 10, playoff-caliber teams should be very happy in terms of the instant impact, rotation-quality big men they'll be able to select.
June 25, 2013
By Jeffrey Paadre (@Paaj13)
Much like the batch of small forwards entering this year's NBA Draft, the power forwards hoping to be selected are not the deepest pool of prospects. At the moment, it looks like only 2 power forwards will be selected in the first round this year; there aren't many guys on the fringe either that have realistic chances of rising into the first round. The second round is full of solid players who could become decent role players depending on the teams that select them. Second round prospects range from stretch fours who can space the floor to rebounding specialists who may be undersized. In terms of first round talent though, this position is certainly this draft's weakest.