The pick will most likely be Kentucky forward Anthony Davis. Could the Nets swing him in a deal for disgruntled center Dwight Howard?
Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that if Brooklyn were to land Davis, they would trade him to satisfy free agent point guard Deron Williams.
Wojnarowski also says that Williams wants to win now. He doesn't want to wait for Davis to develop.
A league source said of Williams to stay in Brooklyn, "It's Dwight Howard or bust."
Would the Nets want to take the risk of trading away maybe the best player to come out in 10 years for Howard just to satisfy Williams?
It sure seems like a fair deal for both sides. Brooklyn gets Howard, who they have been trying to have before the trade deadline, while Orlando starts fresh with Anthony Davis as their solid building block.
Howard and Williams would form the best duo in the NBA. They would instantly jump into contention for a title and bring a jolt to their new city of Brooklyn.
Orlando seems certain that they want to start fresh with the firings of head coach Stan Van Gundy and general manger Otis Smith. Howard also seems to be gone this summer as some say he regrets picking up his option for the 2012-2013 season.
Besides, who wouldn't want to see Anthony Davis in Mickey Mouse ears?
The surprising twist to this story is that Deron Williams just recently tweeted about Wojnarowksi and how it's a false story.
Here's the tweet from D-Will below:
I would love to know who Adrian Wojnarowski source is bc he knows more about what I'm thinking then I do😏 maybe they can help me decide?
— Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) May 30, 2012
Whoever gets the first pick, Brooklyn or someone else, rest assure Anthony Davis will be sporting that team's uniform.
Except maybe the Brooklyn Nets.
We'll see how the ping-pong balls fall as we edge even closer to the NBA Draft Lottery.
Evan Sidery is a beat writer for FootBasket. He is a fan of the Colts and Pacers. You can see more about him by following him on Twitter.