The NBA Draft is approaching on Thursday, July 29. You can watch it at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN. With an offseason that is already swirling with potential trade rumors and free agents on the move, draft night could see a flurry of deals happen, and a lot of them could include valuable veteran players.
Let's take a look at three veterans that could be on the move by draft night
1. Eric Bledsoe, New Orleans Pelicans, PG
Eric Bledsoe had a down year last season, plummeting his value. There are already heavy rumors the New Orleans Pelicans are willing to trade back in the draft just to unload Bledsoe and his $18.1 million cap hit next season. The Pelicans are making a push to get into the playoffs next season and unloading that money could make them major players in the free agent market. With Kira Lewis and Nickeil Alexander-Walker showing promise, Bledsoe is expendable. And moving back a few spots in the draft could be a small price to pay if it allows New Orleans to upgrade in other ways in free agency.
2. Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors, SG/SF
Andrew Wiggins was never perceived as a long term answer in Golden State when he was acquired in the D'Angelo Russell trade. With Klay Thompson returning next season, the Warriors expect to be true title contenders again. Pairing Wiggins, who is still only 26 years old, along with two of the Warriors' lottery picks could end up netting them a star on draft night.
3. Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, PF
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been trying to trade Kevin Love and his contract seemingly since the ink dried on the paper. With two more years remaining on his deal, if Cleveland was willing to give up a few picks to unload Love, they could probably make it happen on draft night. A team like the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have made a killing taking on veteran contracts in exchange for additional first-round picks, could be a potential suitor. Love would bring another veteran presence into OKC and also allow them to further build up their impressive arsenal of draft assets.
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