The NBA playoffs might have been the most boring on record, but the offseason has been anything but.
In the 10 days since Golden State eliminated Cleveland in the one-sided NBA Finals, the trades, rumored trades, free-agency speculation and power plays by players and agents have generated more discussion than the two months of playoff games that preceded it.
The crazy thing is that it's not run-of-the-mill players who are being discussed. Great players are available for the right price. Great teams are exploring all options as they try to catch Golden State.
Dwight Howard has already been traded from Atlanta to Charlotte and 2017 All-Stars Paul George of Indiana, Jimmy Butler of Chicago, Kevin Love of Cleveland and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers reportedly are being shopped around. Kristaps Porzingis, New York's rising young star, has also been the subject of trade rumors.
Fortunately, there should be some clarity after tonight, when the NBA holds its two-round draft, one that most experts are calling one of the strongest ever. If the last 10 days are any indication, it also could be one of the wildest ever.
Keeping in mind that trades will shake up the order, here is one guess as to how the first round might go:
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A 6-foot-10, 234-pound forward who had a breakthrough junior season for the Wolverines, Wilson is an athletic, long, versatile big man whose game has plenty of room for growth.