During Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld’s post workout press conference, he declined to offer any specifics about whether or not the team is looking to make any draft day trades in order to move up or down.
Rumors have been flying across cyberspace that the Wizards are trying to trade up to get either the number two or the number three pick to get a more coveted player in a draft considered relatively weak beyond the first two picks, likely to be Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams.
“That’s this time of year. There are a lot of conversations, and we’ve had conversations, there is no question about it, about doing a lot of different things, as have a lot of other teams, that’s what you do at this time of year,” Grunfeld said.
“Last year at this time we didn’t know we were going to trade and get another pick and actually we had two other picks, we moved up to 23 and we did the [Kirk] Hinrich deal, and two days before the draft it wasn’t on the table for us, so things pop up, and things come up, you never really know.”
“Right now, in all likelihood, we’re going to be picking from where we are right now, we’re comfortable with that.”
“But if the right opportunity presents itself and it’s a thing we think can help us both short term and long term that’s something we’ll look at, but those kind of things pop up closer to the draft, and I wouldn’t believe all the rumors that I read either,” Grunfeld said.
Well, that clears that up.