4. Multiple trades in the lottery
The San Antonio Spurs won the lottery and will select Victor Wembanyama first overall. That is about all anybody knows about the 2023 NBA Draft right now.
Scoot Henderson and Brandon Miller are projected to go second and third overall in some order, but where will they land? Multiple teams are looking to trade up, and the Trail Blazers want win-now help. Could the third overall pick be moved on draft night?
The chaos does not end with the top three. The Rockets, Pistons, Pacers, and Mavericks are all rumored to be shopping their picks. Some are looking to trade down and others are searching for immediate upgrades that can help them get back to the playoffs in 2024. Could fans see chaos on draft night with picks changing hands all over?
The Utah Jazz want a second lottery pick, and they could be the beneficiary of so many teams looking for deals. Fans should be rooting for multiple selections to get moved because that only increases the Jazz’s odds of capitalizing. Can they get a second top-ten selection? The Jazz are likely targeting a point guard, but can the front office move up far enough to get their desired prospect?
The Utah Jazz might not just be trading up in the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday night.