The 2011 NBA Draft is just hours away, and the trading flurry has already begun. News down the pipeline is that the Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, and Charlotte Bobcats have swung a three-way deal involving quite a few different pieces. Reports are that Bobcats will receive the Kings' 7th pick and Corey Maggette, the Bucks receive Beno Udrih, Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, and Charlotte's 19th pick, and the Kings receive Milwaukee's 10th pick and John Salmons.
Needless to say, the draft order has been shaken up with news of the impending deal. Conflicting reports are suggesting that the Kings also might be trying to shop the 10th pick and Salmons to the San Antonio Spurs for Tony Parker and Richard Jefferson, though Sacramento has been somewhat infatuated with Jimmer Fredette throughout the pre-draft process. Regardless, this is only the beginning of the oncoming rush of moves.
The 2011 NBA Draft will begin at Thursday night at 4:30 p.m. Coverage can be seen live on ESPN. A live stream will also be available via ESPN3.com.
The current first-round NBA draft order is as follows:
7. Bobcats (via reported trade with Kings/Bucks)
10. Kings (via reported trade with Bucks/Bobcats)
19. Bucks (via reported trade with Kings/Bobcats)
21. Trail Blazers