The Sacramento Kings own the #5 pick and the Toronto Raptors have the #8 pick; Houston Rockets own the #14 and #16 picks and are possibly offering Kyle Lowry to retain either top 10 pick in an attempt to draft Andre Drummond according to Chad Ford.
Although sources stressed that no deal is imminent, Sacramento (No. 5) and Toronto (No. 8 ) have let Houston know that their top-10 selections are available. Sources say that the Rockets, in turn, have made both of their first-round picks available (No. 14 and No. 16), but the key to any trade going through could be point guard Kyle Lowry.
What’s clear from the Rockets’ end, sources say, is the player they’re fondest of in the upper reaches of the draft: UConn big man Andre Drummond.
The tipoff that the Kings are likely to deal the No. 5 pick between now and Thursday night, sources say, is the handful of players they’ve brought in who are expected to be drafted in the middle of the first round.
To add to the mysteriousness if Kyle Lowry will or will not be traded is this tweet he sent out Sunday evening:
@Klow7 It’s been real
H/T I Am A GM