Thursday, June 28, 2007

What We Learned From Chad Ford's Chat Today

Chad Ford conducted one of his ESPN chats today, and here's the good stuff:
  • He confirms what we already knew, that Portland is trying hard to get another lottery pick, and thinks they'll deal Zbo for a small forward later this summer.
  • Sonics GM Sam Presti has been offering both Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis (sign-and-trade) around the league. 
  • The Atlanta Hawks are split as to whom to select at #3 between Al Horford and Asian Darko.
  • Memphis at #4 is torn between Conley Jr and Corey Brewer.  Joakim Noah is also getting some consideration here.
  • Milwaukee at #6 may trade their pick.  A few of the offers include Devin Harris from Dallas, and the #12 and #21 picks from Philly. 
  • He doesn't think KG will get dealt today.
  • Charlotte (#7) also may trade their pick; with Golden State's Monta Ellis being the target.
  • Chicago at #9 is looking at Yi, Noah, and Spencer Hawes.
  • Toronto is trying to get into the first round, with Jose Calderon as the bait.

And, we've already had our first trade today -- Orlando sent the #54 pick to Houston for cash considerations.  I hate to even comment on this, but you have to like that deal from Houston's perspective. 

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