2013 NBA Draft & Trade Recaps
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1) ERIC BLEDSOE DEAL NO CERTAINTY
via Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel (@JoshuaBRobbins)
The Orlando Magic’s selection of shooting guard Victor Oladipo has led many fans to assume that it’s a foregone conclusion that veteran shooting guard Arron Afflalo will be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for point guard Eric Bledsoe.
But that’s not necessarily the case, especially because several teams — the Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors among them — are said to have an interest in Bledsoe.
Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan was asked a short while ago where the highly publicized potential Afflalo-Bledsoe deal “stands” at the moment.
Picking up on the questioner’s phrasing, Hennigan responded, “I don’t think it’s standing right now. It might be kneeling. We may revisit it. That’s something that we’ll have to work through as we get into the summer, but as of now, there’s really nothing to say about it.”
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2) WHAT VIC OLADIPO BRINGS WITH other STARTERS
PG- Nelson??/Bledsoe??, SG- Oladipo/Afflalo??, SF/SG- Harkless, PF- TOBIAS Harris/Nicholson, C- Vuc/K. O’quinn
**backup plan is slide Toby to 3, Insert Nich at 4, Hark to 2, bring ola on slowly
–Stat projections for Oladipo: yrs 1 & 2
3) CELTICS/NETS TRADE
BOS GETS: Kris Humph (expiring), G Wallace, Reggie Evans, Torinke Shengalia (come again???), Bogans, 3 (crappy) 1sts
BOS GIVES UP: KG, Pierce, Terry
ARE NETS CONTENDERS? KIDD COACHING THEM? Maybe. Credit Prokhorov for his statement, that the Nets would contend within 3 seasons of his purchase of the team