Andy Katz reports that the #18 pick can be had. Not exactly a Newsflash is it? He also mentions that Ernie talked to Portland about making a deal. In his blog he didn't elaborate to include what either side wanted out of the deal.
However, last night on their NBA Draft special he slipped in a little tidbit that Washington would like to draft Brandon Rush. He started by saying that Washington has initiated calls in order to move up to get Rush.
Putting 2 and 2 together it appears Ernie spoke to Portland about moving up to 13 in order to grab Rush.