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What happened Wednesday in the NBA draft news

This is the time when rumors, conjectures and outright lies fill the air in the NBA. We have the infamous smokescreens thrown down to distract people from draft picking and the smells of dealing. The espionage is exquisite, and something that should be celebrated.

There will be at least one trade or selection (or both!) on draft day/night that will shock the basketball world and knock everything off its axis as people realize what this means for the landscape of the NBA.

Before the project, I find that people are constantly asking questions. Fans, media, managers, players, agents, everyone. I thought I’d try to answer some of the questions I get asked the most, hear the most, and the ones I heard the most during the information gathering process before the Thursday’s big night.

For further reading, Sam Vecenie just posted his latest fictional draft, and we also have my fictional draft from Monday to peruse, in addition to our NBA 2022 draft guide.

Here are five big questions and a bonus pseudo-question for the 2022 draft. We’ll also be diving into what I like to call “Scuttlebutt SZN” for all upcoming trades and free agent signings/pursuits that are announced about of the league.

We will try to figure out what is real and what could be bait.

Margarita W. Wilson

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