2012 NBA Draft Rumors: Wizards Have Talked About Moving Down If Bradley Beal Is Gone

ESPN's Chad Ford just released his latest 2012 NBA mock draft, and while we plan on rounding up all the final mocks in a later post, I felt like Ford's section on trade scenarios is worth highlighting. According to Ford, the Wizards would look at an offer from the Oklahoma City Thunder if it included James Harden. They would also consider trading down if someone deals up to select Bradley Beal.

If the Wizards believe they are in danger of losing Beal to a team moving up in the draft, don't be surprised if they offer the Bobcats the No. 32 pick to move up one spot. The Wizards might also entertain a James Harden offer from the Thunder for Beal. Finally, if Beal is off the board, the Wizards have talked to teams about moving down to Nos. 5, 7, 8 or 9.

The Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons hold the 5, 7, 8 and 9 selections. My best guess (and I stress guess here) is that the Wizards would probably look to include Andray Blatche in any trade-down scenario.


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