NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Post-Draft Buzz from Around the Association

The 2012 NBA draft has already come and gone. It's kind of hard to believe, but that just means we're getting closer to another season.

Draft day is over, and now it's time to focus on trades, free agents and a variety of other areas this offseason. 

Here is a look at some post-draft trade buzz from around the NBA. 


Charlotte Hanging On to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 

According to David Aldridge of, the Charlotte Bobcats will hang on to their No. 2 overall pick, Michael-Kidd Gilchrist. 

League source says the Bobcats will not be trading Michael Kidd-Gilchrist after taking him second tonight. Cleveland tried to move up to 2.

— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 29, 2012 Generally, I would commend Michael Jordan for doing anything but actually drafting in the first or second round of the NBA draft.

However, Jordan and the Bobcats are making the right move by not shopping the former Kentucky star. 


Chicago Wasn't Actively Shopping Its Players, Including Luol Deng

According to Scott Powers of, Chicago wasn't actively shopping its players:

"Were we actively shopping our players? Absolutely not," Forman said after the Bulls drafted Kentucky guard Marquis Teague with the 29th pick. "Are there conversations? All 30 teams have conversations about everybody on their roster. But we like the core of this team, and it's our job to continue to try to put pieces around Derrick (Rose) and some of the other core guys and try to continue to trend up."

Chicago deciding not to potentially blow up its roster by trading Deng, a player who averaged 15.3 points and 6.5 rebounds this past season, was a great decision. 

If Derrick Rose didn't get injured, Chicago could have been the team winning the NBA title. We will never know, but I lik...

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