…until there are more rumors in 20 minutes.
1. The Possibility of Enes at #2 – What finished Wednesday as the draft’s hottest rumor now seems to be a smokescreen according to a couple of experts. Both ESPN’s Chad Ford and Draft Express’ Jonathon Givony believe Minnesota to be bluffing with their repeated statements that they’re taking Kanter. They both have the Wolves taking Derrick Williams. Sam Amico of Fox Sports, however, believes them to be genuine and has Enes off the board at the second spot.
2. Enes and the Jazz – This seems to be today’s hot buzz. Ford and Givony both have Utah taking Enes with the third pick, citing a phenomenal workout yesterday and a great interview. Utah is said to be trying to move Al Jefferson, which would allow Enes to line up with last year’s third overall pick, Derrick Favors, in a frontcourt that seems to be very complementary and potentially imposing.
3. Brandon Knight and the Raptors – This pains me in the deepest part of my heart. It now appears – based on the rumors of the day – that Cleveland will not pull the trigger on Knight at the #4 spot, leaving him to fall into the Raptors’ lap at #5. For Toronto, this is a big time win. It’s been said for several weeks that the Raptors want Knight more than any other prospect in the 3-10 range and this would work out exactly as it hoped. For Knight, he’d be a Raptor. You make of that what you like.