Expect much shuffling to go on before and even during the NBA draft, which takes place on June 27. Golden State, Portland and Seattle each have two first-round choices and might deal for higher picks. There are several likely targets for such a swap, including Sacramento, which has been listening to bids for its No. 1 pick. Oh, yes, there is one other big question: Just who will be chosen No. 1?
Every NBA executive has a different projection for the draft. Hank Hersch looks into one murky crystal ball.
Danny Ferry, 6'10", F, DUKE
An all-around frontcourt player, but do the Kings have the guts to pass on Sean Elliott?
2 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
Sean Elliott, 6'8", F-G, ARIZONA
The draft's most polished talent can play three positions and would help even this bunch
3 SAN ANTONIO
Pervis Ellison, 6'9", F, LOUISVILLE
With Terry Cummings and David Robinson, the Spurs would have a new and improved frontcourt
Glen Rice, 6'7", F, MICHIGAN
This brilliant jump shooter would mean instant offense for the tepid Heat; may take Stacey King
Stacey King, 6'10", F, OKLAHOMA
If King is gone, Hornets would pick local hero-enigma J.R. Reid; may pick Reid anyway
6 CHICAGO (pick from New Jersey)
Randy White, 6'8", F, LOUISIANA TECH
Strong inside; his outside shooting would open up the court for Michael Jordan
George McCloud, 6'6", G, FLORIDA STATE
He's a gamble as a point guard but would give the Pacers' anemic backcourt a boost
J.R. Reid, 6'9", F, NORTH CAROLINA
J.R. and Dallas are a natural match; Gary Leonard and Nick Anderson are possible too