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Rumors and Rumblings from the NBA Draft

We’re hours away from the 2016 NBA Draft, and the NBA’s never-ending rumor carousel is kicking into overdrive.

We know it’s basically a formality that Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram will go first and second to the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers. But the Boston Celtics, who own the third overall pick, continue to be the biggest wild card in the Draft.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics are aggressively trying to trade the pick for an established player. The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly have their eye on No. 3, with defensive stopper Nerlens Noel being dangled. Philly’s backcourt has been downright atrocious over the past few years, so selecting either Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield or Jamal Murray would give them an immediate boost.

No matter which team ends up selecting in the third spot, Dunn appears to be the unanimous selection. Despite their plethora of guard talent, it sounds like Celtics’ general manager Danny Ainge loves the Providence point guard’s game. Dunn’s odds of going at No. 3 have dropped from -120 to -250 since this morning at BetOnline.

The Charlotte Hornets, who own the 22nd overall pick, are looking to get out of the first-round in an attempt to clear cap space in order to re-sign free agents. Per Woj, Charlotte is offering No. 22 if a team will take on the contract of either Spencer Hawes or Jeremy Lamb.

The Brooklyn Nets are back into the first-round! Brooklyn sent power forward Thad Young to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the 20th overall selection. The Nets badly need young assets, and general manager Sean Marks may not be done yet.

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