6'10" PF, Fr., Georgia Tech
The trade talk heats up here. Will the Pistons deal guard Richard Hamilton to New Jersey and pick DeMarcus Cousins? Will the Grizzlies swap two or three of their first-rounders to grab Favors or Wesley Johnson? Or will G.M. Rod Thorn choose Favors and his explosive athleticism to complement center Brook Lopez?
4 | T-WOLVES
6'11" C, Fr., Kentucky
A shocker, as Minnesota is said to covet Wesley Johnson. But G.M. David Kahn has admitted that 6'10" center-forwards Al Jefferson and Kevin Love are too small to play together, and how often will he have a shot at an old-school, triple-threat center (points, rebounds, blocks) such as Cousins?
5 | KINGS
6'7" SF, Jr., Syracuse
Sacramento took itself out of the running for Cousins by acquiring center Samuel Dalembert last week. Now the Kings will settle on Johnson, an unselfish frontcourt scorer who can help replace the production of departed guard Kevin Martin and serve as a running mate for point guard Tyreke Evans.