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2014 NBA Draft: Unofficial Niners Nation open thread (NO PICK SPOILERS)




Since their isn't a whole lot going on in the NFL, we take a look into it's sister league, the NBA. Some quick breakdowns for local teams:

Golden State Warriors

Picks, 1st round: 0

Picks, 2nd round: 0

Rumored draft targets: none

Rumored trade targets: Kevin Love, picks

Summary: Though the Warriors have no picks, they are expected to be big players in the trade market, attempting to add a first-rounder which would likely be used as extra value in a larger Kevin Love deal. While the Warriors' stubbornness to give up Klay Thompson might kill the deal (as ESPN and multiple other outlets believe) it could still be in the works if they aquire enough assets to present a serious offer.

Los Angeles Lakers

Picks, 1st round: 1 (7th overall)

Picks, 2nd round: 0

Rumored draft targets: Marcus Smart, Efrid Payton, Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh

Rumored trade targets: none

Summary: While there have been occasional rumors that the Lakers are targeting big-name players such as the aforementioned Love, most sources believe that they will keep their pick and target players such as Kentucky's Julius Randle or Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart. Efrid Payton may also be in the mix for their pick.

Sacramento Kings

Picks, 1st round: 1 (8th overall)

Picks, 2nd round: 0

Rumored draft targets: Marcus Smart, Efrid Payton, Doug McDermott, Nik Stauskas

Rumored trade targets: Josh Smith, Rajon Rondo

Summary: All signs so far point to the Kings trading their pick. New owner Vivek Ranadive believes (rightfully so) that the team needs an infusion of veteran leadership, rather than another developmental prospect. The most likely trade target for the Kings is Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who has frequently been connected to them in the past.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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