2017 NBA DRAFT TRACKER SACRAMENTO -- The Kings had a big draft night. The kind of night that might turn a franchise around. They entered the evening with three picks, including two in the top 10. With their first selection, they filled the franchise’s biggest need when they drafted De’Aaron Fox and then they went to work. Vlade Divac and his team of front office execs jumped on an early trade, dealing the No. 10 overall selection to the Portland Trail Blazers for No. 15 and No. 20. North Carolina’s Justin Jackson was too appealing to pass on, and like Fox, he fit a major position of need. Sacramento came back with the 20th selection, taking one of the biggest risk/reward picks in the draft.
Even though the Portland Trail Blazers ended their 2016-17 season woefully short on big bodies due to injury, they didn’t necessarily set out to address that issue through the 2017 Draft. But in the end, President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey’s strict edict of selecting the best player available regardless of position or need just happened to result in Portland coming away with two players who should ensure they finish next season with plenty of options in the front court. On a night when many though the Trail Blazers might try to use their three first-round picks to shed salary or trade for a veteran, they did neither, instead using their first two picks to move up to select Gonzaga
It appears the LaMarcus Aldridge in San Antonio could be nearing its end.The Spurs are reportedly talking to several teams about a potential trade, according to multiple reports.In the summer of 2015, Aldridge signed a 4-year deal worth over $84 million