Luol Deng, Danny Granger and LaMarcus Aldridge all candidates to be traded before draft


With Thursday’s NBA Draft rapidly approaching, the rumor mill is beginning to churn.

Three big-name players who could be moved in the lead up to the draft, or even on the night, are apparently Luol Deng, Danny Granger and LaMarcus Aldridge:

League source: three veterans who are candidates to be in deals leading up to, or during NBA draft are the Bulls’ Luol Deng, Pacers’ Danny Granger and Blazers’ Lamarcus Aldridge. The Cavs apparently have interest in Deng and he certainly would be a terrific role model and leader-by-example for a young squad; the Cavs also have a gaping hole at that position and if they have interest in vying for a playoff spot next season, a rookie out of this draft isn’t going to move them appreciably closer. That said, there is skepticism that the Cavs are actually serious about parting with the No. 1 pick because they keep asking for assets as if it were the first pick in next year’s draft.

via Ric Bucher

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