The #WOJBOMBs are ramping up just a few hours before Adam Silver will call Ben Simmons' name, as The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the 76ers are talking Draft Day trades with the Celtics, Timberwolves and Kings:
Sources: Sixers have had significant engagement w/ Boston (3), Minnesota (5) Sacramento (8) in past 24 hours. Boston talks continuing now.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016
Boston is an obvious trade partner, one who the Sixers have been linked to in the rumor mill for a while. Minnesota and Sacramento, however, are surprising partners, as they both have All-NBA caliber big man on their roster in Karl-Anthony Towns and DeMarcus Cousins, respectively.
Towns' basketball unicorn status could make him a possible fit next to either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor, as he could stretch the floor and also cover the paint to hide Okafor's defensive deficiencies or give Noel more room to work around the rim offensively. Perhaps Tom Thibodeau thinks he can fix Okafor on that side of the ball? The Kings have Boogie as their most prized asset. Would this be a superstar trade for Cousins? It seems doubtful with Joel Embiid's rehab progressing, but, hey, it's the Kings. Anything goes for Vivek Ranadive.
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. EST:
Sources: Philadelphia 76ers are shopping Nerlens Noel and picks No. 24 and 26 to teams with picks in the top eight selections. #NBADraft— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 23, 2016
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