Sources close to me report that the Portland Trail Blazers might be thinking of possibly considering leaning towards UConn center Andre Drummond with the sixth pick in the 2012 NBA draft, unless he is selected either 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th.
While Drummond remains the most mysterious talent in this crop and his upside is -- like him -- huge, the Blazers may not be convinced that he's the guy there. If they passed on him, Weber State point guard Damian Lillard could be the chosen one for new general manager Neil Olshey. Lillard got rave reviews in his workout there June 15 and reportedly attended dinner with owner Paul Allen and the team's front office members after. If The Blazers decide not to take Lillard with the 6th pick, they could also be enchanted by Harrison Barnes, assuming he isn't selected by New Orleans, Charlotte, Washington, Cleveland, or Sacramento. Sources also confirmed today, that if Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal is not selected 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th, the Blazers may very well be tempted to think about possibly considering the idea of selecting him 6th. Similarly, Kansas standout Thomas Robinson, who many consider the second best prospect in the 2012 NBA draft, would possibly be a Blazer target at the 6th pick in the event that he wasn't selected by New Orleans, Charlotte, Washington, Cleveland, or Sacramento, all of whom are reportedly leaning towards possibly thinking of considering the idea of selecting him with their picks.