NBA Mock Draft 3.0: To Embiid or not to Embiid?
June 19, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
With just over a week to go until the draft, there are rumblings around the league that draft night could feature a flurry of activity. Here are a few notes leading in:
• A wave of disappointment rippled through NBA front offices when Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis pulled out of the draft last week. Dallas and Oklahoma City were both hot on him, and there was an outside chance he could have been picked in the lottery. One NBA executive said he believes Porzingis could be a top-five pick next season.
• Chicago is aggressively trying to move its two first-round picks, according to rival executives. The Bulls are believed to be looking for either a veteran scorer or the chance to move up in the draft to select a young wing player with scoring potential.