The Thunder might be trying to magically turn James Harden into this year’s No. 1 overall pick.
According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, the Thunder are among a couple of teams that are being “proactive” about trying to move into the top slot.
The Cavs continue to mull their options at No. 1.
They are engaged in trade talks with a number of teams. Sources say the Thunder, Timberwolves and Blazers have been the most proactive in trying to get the No. 1 pick — but so far neither team has persuaded the Cavs to move out of the top pick.
The Cavs have narrowed down their list of prospects, according to sources, and it looks like it may ultimately come down to a battle between Kentucky’s Noel and Maryland’s Alex Len. I’m still persuaded, though not convinced, that it will be Noel.
The Cavs are said to have been actively shopping the top pick and are looking to trade back in exchange for some veteran help. So there are two questions: 1) What can the Thunder give and 2) who could the Thunder be targeting? Keep Reading…