"The Bucks and Wolves have discussed a trade that would send Andrew Bogut plus the No. 10 pick to Minnesota for the No. 2 pick plus cap filler, sources tell 1500ESPN.

According to the report, the Bucks initiated the calls."

http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/W...rade_him061911

I for one am a big Bogut fan. I am not overly worried about his latest injury either although it appears the Bucks may be and I am just out of the loop. Hibbert + #15 and Rush for Bogut and maybe someone like Larry Sanders? I am down with something like this personally.


Beyond just learning of Bogut's potential availability the article gives a number of other speculative points about the #2 pick as a whole that are rather interesting IMO:

The Wolves are not making nearly as many calls as they're taking.

Multiple sources say the Wolves and Milwaukee Bucks have talked about a trade, with the main pieces being No. 2 for No. 10 and center Andrew Bogut. It's believed Milwaukee initiated those talks, probably because there is some uncertainty about Bogut's long-term health. He broke his right hand, dislocated his elbow and sprained his wrist in a nasty fall in April 2010 against Phoenix. "It's OK so far,'' Bogut told a newspaper in his native Australia last week after undergoing arthoscopic surgery on his elbow. ''But it's still hard to tell. I'm starting with a lighter load than usual because the next season is so far away. I will build it up from here. The real questions will be answered after I've been through four or five weeks of training.'' Bogut also reportedly suffers from chronic migraine headaches. He has three years and $39 million left on his contract -- a hefty load with so many questions surrounding a presumed new salary cap with a fresh collective bargaining agreement.

The Houston Rockets have been as aggressive as anyone, but do they have the necessary assets? Even with power forward Luis Scola or two-guard Kevin Martin available, I'll argue no.

The Charlotte Bobcats, who have the No. 9 pick -- Alec Burks/Marshon Brooks/Bismarck Biyombo territory -- have called the Wolves. But what other asset(s) can they couple with No. 9 that is worthy of a top-two pick?

The Washington Wizards think highly of Williams. Highly enough to offer big man JaVale McGee plus the sixth pick? Doubtful.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are salivating at the idea of introducing Williams and Irving to their fan base on Friday. Would No. 4 (Kanter) plus Anderson Varejao or J.J. Hickson be enough to get it done?

The Phoenix Suns, who want to move up from No. 13, have called. Phoenix center Marcin Gortat, presumably in the discussions, chimed in via his Twitter account: "About that trade for mr. Williams??? Its front office people decision but i will always be part of suns army. Its bizness its ok."

As always, don't be shocked if at least one potential move is there to be made that has never been bandied about.

In the end, I think Williams is the pick and, before the night is through, ends up wearing a different team's hat. Kahn's ability to make a successful trade -- Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph -- trumps his college scouting acumen.

This is the first time in the Wolves' draft history they own a pick as high as No. 2. Even with Kahn's drafting record -- seven first-round picks and little to show -- it's hard to screw this one up. You take Williams, or Irving if he somehow falls, and decide from there.

Otherwise, a new documentary trailer might be seen soon: "Bad General Manager!"