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Trade Buzz: Knicks Trying To Grab Kevin Durant From OKC?

Yes, it's draft day! The Blazers may not have a pick yet, but who knows what will happen today?

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The 2016 NBA Draft is almost here! Every year, trade rumors pick up during the day, and considering yesterday's insanity, today will probably be busy. First, let's cover the basics.

2016 NBA Draft
Time: 4:30 p.m. PST
Network: ESPN
Blazers picks: None. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

But things can change during the day! Hang out here, our own Dan Graves will be updating this post as any juicy rumors or trades arrive. And just before the draft starts, we'll post our annual NBA Draft Gameday Thread for conversation and amusement.

For Wednesday's events, see the previous trade rumors post. Spoilers: George Hill to Utah, Jeff Teague to Indiana, Derrick Rose to the Knicks, and Robin Lopez to the Bulls.


While there certainly will be a lot of action at the top of the draft, speculation abounds about the second round as well. According to reports, those picks may be had with cash alone.

It's not a shocker, but there is now an actual report that Phil Jackson and the Knicks are attempting to convince Kevin Durant to move to New York and create a new core with Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.

Woj says Charlotte may give up their pick if a team is willing to take a player. Could Portland be interested?

Update: Jeremy Lin is opting out of his contract with Charlotte, becoming a free agent July 1. No word on if that changes the approach of the Hornets on draft night.

Houston has added its name to the chaos, this time with rumors about a few rotation players. Unsurprisingly, Philadelphia is in the mix.

Also, Thad Young is being discussed by multiple teams.

Unsurprisingly, Philadelphia will likely be active at the draft.

As a follow up to the earlier Suns news, there may be some large roster changes before next year in Phoenix.

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio may also be a target by some teams, including Philadelphia.

The Boston rumors continue... this time with Jahlil Okafor.