News broke last night that the Houston Rockets are interested in acquiring two top ten draft picks in order to trade for Orlando’s Dwight Howard. According to ESPN, Houston is looking to trade their 14th and 16th picks to move up into one of the draft’s top 10 spots. The likely suitors? The Sacramento Kings (5th pick) and the Toronto Raptors (8th pick). Once they have those picks, they are going to offer them to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Howard.
If all of this happens (many analysts are skeptical about the Magic’s willingness to trade Howard), it could mean that Patrick Patterson could head to Sacramento and reunite with DeMarcus Cousins. It could also impact Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who may slip to the fifth pick if the Bobcats, Wizards and Cavs pass; and Terrence Jones, who has worked out with the Raptors in the last few weeks.
All in all, a very interesting turn of events if it pans out. Stay tuned to “As the Draft Turns”…
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