Draft Express reports that the Trail Blazers have talked to the Nets about a swap of draft picks. Portland's two picks, at #30 and #31, would go to New Jersey for one of its picks, presumably #23. Portland reportedly wants to grab Florida State's Alexander Johnson. The trade would leave the Nets with two first-round picks, at #22 and #30, and two second-round picks, at #31 and #54. First-round picks are guaranteed four-year deals with a team option after two years, while second-round picks do not.
- Portland Trading Up? - Jonathan Givony - Draft Express