Fanshots

If traded to Houston, Dwight Howard would leave Rockets next year

9

Does this mean the trade talk with the Kings for the 5th pick will end?

Days before NBA draft, scouts size up Anthony Davis, Brad Beal, more

7

also fun to play guess the team he is quoting- Moe Harkless, 6-9 forward, St. John's: "We interviewed him. Talk about a sharp kid. He was raised well. He still has to develop his skill set, but I think he goes in the middle of the first round. He doesn't dribble, but he has a soft touch and shoots it decently. Two years from now, we might be saying, 'Wow, that guy was picked 20th?'"

Sources say Houston has an offer of Lowry, the #14 and #16 picks for Tyreke Evans and the #5 pick...

400

Sources say Houston has an offer of Lowry, the #14 and #16 picks for Tyreke Evans and the #5 pick on the table. Up to Sacramento to decide.

Jonathan Givony, Draft Express

Sources confirmed an ESPN.com report from Sunday night that Sacramento was among the teams talking...

90

Sources confirmed an ESPN.com report from Sunday night that Sacramento was among the teams talking with the Rockets, and it made perfect sense then that the Kings were suddenly bringing in a number of prospects expected to be taken later than their fifth pick. St. John's small forward Moe Harkless is among them, and the way in which he agreed to a Monday workout was revealing. Harkless worked out for Golden State (No. 7) on Sunday, and was then asked by the Kings to come by on Monday before leaving the region. The unique part, I was told, was that the workout was enough of an organizational priority that at least one member of the Maloof family that owns the team was among those team representatives doing the asking.

Sam Amick via Sports Illustrated Dear God, we're screwed.

Well, that didn't take long: with Atlanta GM Danny Ferry in his first day on the job, the message...

30

Well, that didn't take long: with Atlanta GM Danny Ferry in his first day on the job, the message is spreading that he'll be looking to shake up the Hawks' roster and rebuild in some capacity. No specifics yet, but forward Josh Smith has tremendous value and an expiring contract (next season at $13.2 million), center Al Horford will be healthy again and is an attractive piece as well (four years, $48 million remaining) and shooting guard Joe Johnson has the sort of deal that any sane GM would try - and likely try in vain - to get rid of (four years and $89.3 million left).

From the one and only Sam Amick. Wonder what the price for Horford/Smith would be.

Sammy D. Back to Kings?

85

From chat transcript @ Hoopsworld: The Kings and Rockets are talking about the #5, from what I’ve been told. Houston would love to have Drummond, and would send the Kings their #14 and #16 as well as Dalembert to get #5 if Drummond is still on the board.

Chad Ford's Mock Draft 9.0

22

Regarding the Cavs "Analysis: Ideally, the Cavs would like to move up to the No. 2 spot to grab Beal. But the price is high and they may decide to settle at No. 4. If they do, they have a tough choice between Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Harrison Barnes. Over the past few days, it appears Barnes has moved ahead of Kidd-Gilchrist on the Cavs' board. The team needs shooters and feels like he's further along. They love Kidd-Gilchrist too, but it sounds like he's become a tougher sell thanks to his limited offensive repertoire." Regarding the Kings "Analysis: In a lot of ways, if Kidd-Gilchrist falls here, it's a godsend for Sacramento. The Kings are loaded with players who want to jack up 20 shots a game. Kidd-Gilchrist is the only guy in this range that can dramatically impact the game without the ball in his hands. He's also a high-character player who will add toughness and a winning attitude to the locker room. The Kings have also explored trading down in the draft (the Rockets seem to be the team with the most interest) and could look to add players such as John Henson (whom they've been high on all year) and Moe Harkless (who works out for them on Monday) if they swap No. 5 for Houston's Nos. 14 and 16." Let's hope this happens...