2014 NBA Draft: 5 Teams Likely to Trade Out of the First Round

2014 NBA Draft: 5 Teams Likely to Trade Out of the First Round

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USA TODAY Sports- Gary A. Vasquez

There are a lot of pro basketball teams that might want to trade up, down, or out of this summer's draft. You might be surprised by some of the teams that I pick, and others probably not. Why did I put a picture of Jonah Hill as the intro? Well, I just thought the stupidness of the hat he wore to a recent Lakers game ought to get highlighted a little bit. On to the draft!

5. The Los Angeles Lakers

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5. The Los Angeles Lakers

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USA TODAY Sports- Gary A. Vasquez

This one might sound a bit silly, but it would mainly be a situation where they would trade down to get an extra pick. If they can pick up a player like Aaron Gordon? Then obviously they will not be likely to trade the pick.

4. The Chicago Bulls

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4. The Chicago Bulls

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USA TODAY Sports- Geoff Burke

The Chicago Bulls are on here for a very specific reason: Carmelo Anthony. Granted, 'Melo is not likely to leave for New York now that the Zenmaster has come to town, but if he leaves then Chicago is the spot for him. The Bulls would likely need to trade their pick in order to clear room for the small forward, which is why they are on this list.

3. The Phoenix Suns

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3. The Phoenix Suns

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USA TODAY Sports- Jennifer Stewart

The Suns have multiple picks in this summer's draft, which is the main reason I have put them on here. They would most likely trade up in the draft, but I can also see them trading one of their picks for a future one if the price is right.

2. The San Antonio Spurs

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2. The San Antonio Spurs

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You know why the Spurs are on here. They are always wheeling and dealing on draft day, and it would not surprise me to see them shake things up once again. Can you say Kawhi Leonard?

1. The Houston Rockets

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1. The Houston Rockets

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USA TODAY Sports- Andrew Richardson

You know that Daryl Morey is going to be looking to make some moves, but we will have to see who ends up getting picked. Another reason the Rockets are on here is that they are probably going to make a run at Kevin Durant, which might result in them trading the pick for cap room reasons. Thanks for reading and stop by Rant Sports Prep if you want to read about the up and coming ballers of America. Just click on the "More" tab on the right.

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