Kotoch On Bledsoe, Magic, Oladipo, Noel, Cavs

June 5 2013 at 5:58pm CST By Chuck Myron

Joe Kotoch of SheridanHoops.com has Nerlens Noel atop the latest version of his mock draft, and he has news about the Cavaliers, Noel and other potential lottery storylines. We'll round up the highlights here:

  • The Magic and Clippers have had conversations about Eric Bledsoe, according to Kotoch. Chad Ford of ESPN.com wrote a week ago that if Orlando took a shooting guard in the draft, the team would have interest in trading Arron Afflalo for Bledsoe and Caron Butler.
  • Speaking of the Magic and shooting guards, Victor Oladipo has eclipsed Ben McLemore on Orlando's draft board.
  • Noel's torn ACL won't allow him to work out, but he'll visit with the Cavs on June 20th. 
  • The Thunder are prioritizing centers at No. 12, unless C.J. McCollum falls to them.
  • An established wing player is what the Timberwolves are seeking as they reportedly dangle Derrick Williams in an effort to move up from No. 9.
  • The Trail Blazers are in search of a big man who can defend and rebound in exchange for the tenth pick. 
  • The Mavericks would also "love" to trade pick No. 13, Kotoch writes.
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