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NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder Interested in Bradley Beal

Over the last few weeks, Bradley Beal has seen his value skyrocket for the 2012 NBA Draft as the Florida guard is expected to be one of the first five picks selected on Thursday night. While there are numerous teams in the top five that would love to add Beal to their roster, there’s apparently one team that may be trying to move up in the draft to select him–the Oklahoma City Thunder.

One of the most popular NBA rumors beginning to heat up involves Thunder general manager Sam Presti and his interest in moving up from the 28th pick to possibly land Beal early in the first round. Apparently, Presti had previously met with Beal and mentioned how he’s been considering the possibility of moving up in the first round to land the Florida standout.

Of course, landing Beal would be more difficult than it actually sounds considering what the Thunder would have to give up to land Beal. As crazy as it sounds, moving up in the first round would mean Oklahoma City would be forced to give up one of their star players in the deal.

And as bad as it sounds–James Harden seems like he would be the odd man out in this situation. Think about it, would the team ever consider a trade involving Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook considering how much potential these two players have together for years to come?

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