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Marvin Bagley's the 'Best Player In the Draft,' Says Dad

Former Villanova star Mikal Bridges hugs his mother Tyneeha after the Philadelphia 76ers announced he was their first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Unfortunately within the next hour the Sixers bit on a trade dangl

Teams value different players at very different levels this year, and there are going to be a number of trades.

It seems they'll have plenty of interest. In return the Bulls would get the No. 4 pick and Chandler Parsons.

Let's hope that this scenarios plays out exactly as outlined: Suns take DeAndre Ayton, Kings take Bagley and Doncic falls to #3, where the Hawks select him 3 overall - setting in motion the first major player on the next great Hawks team. The Celtics were involved in all kinds of speculation around the No. 3 pick, which they eventually used to select Jaylen Brown.

Knee soreness has led to Parsons playing in only 70 games since joining the Grizzlies in 2016. His contract is considered one of the worst in the league. While contingent deals can be made earlier, the Grizzlies and other teams might want to see which prospects are available at No. 4 before deciding on a deal. As we close in on the event, more uncertainty is arising with where Michael Porter Jr. will wind up, who will go high for Trae Young, and if Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sneaks into the top 10.

Teaming up with Kevin Knox, Gilgeous-Alexander led the Wildcats into an unexpected title run in the SEC Tournament to clinch an automatic bid to the national tourney for the Wildcats. O'Connor named Slovenian guard Luka Doncic and Texas center Mo Bamba, both of which drew pre-draft attention from the C's, as the players that teams are looking to grab at that spot in the draft, which starts Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Doncic is 6-foot-8, just 19 years old, and fresh off a Euroleague title and Final Four MVP.

Whether they pull the trigger will come in the next few hours.