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NBA Trade Rumors: Sixers 'Ramping Up' Efforts to Acquire Third Pick, Noel Possibly On The Move


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There's no day during the league year that comes with more league-wide movement than draft day, and Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo seems to be getting to work early. ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the team is ramping up its efforts to acquire the third overall pick from Boston, with a deal involving Nerlens Noel looking increasingly likely:

By all recent accounts - including a nugget from Chad Ford this morning that Philly's proposal of Jahlil Okafor was the strongest offer Boston had received for the No. 3 pick - it's sounded like the Sixers prefer a move centered around Okafor to Noel. This would be the first indication that the Sixers are either, A) wavering from that position, or B) that their position of negotiating power isn't strong enough to command exactly what they want on the market (which shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone).

The draft is just about seven hours away. Stay sane.

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