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2016 NBA Draft Day Thread and Rumor Mill

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This will be a running chat room until the draft begins tonight at 7 p.m. (on ESPN for those unaware). After yesterday's flurry of trades, Thursday night promises to be extremely active. There are already some trade rumors floating around courtesy of Adrian Wojnarowski.

I think No. 26 overall for Jeremy Lamb and No. 22 overall might just be good enough for Charlotte if they're that serious about unloading Lamb.

In terms of draft prospect related news, Jake Fischer has a pair of scoops.

The Suns, much like the Sixers in terms of bigs, are trying to mitigate the possible negative effects of having too many guards and could possibly move either star Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight before next season. He also reported that Phoenix was unsuccessful in trying to deal Bledsoe and a lottery pick (possibly No. 13 overall) to Utah for forward Gordon Hayward  ESPN's Marc Stein relayed the information.

As we near noon on draft day, ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting vital information regarding the Sixers and their approach towards acquiring the No. 3 pick.

Stein also is reporting is highly active in discussions around the league and are ramping up efforts to deal Nerlens Noel in wake of the draft. Jon Johnson of 94WIP adds that Noel is the primary big in a possible Celtics deal, with the Sixers attempting to draft twice within the first three picks

Stein has been on fire with the Sixers constant news, reporting that if the Sixers do land the No. 3 pick, they won't be set on just Kris Dunn. Buddy Hield and Jamal Murray could also be a play for Philadelphia.

We'll have news updates as the day goes on.