June 21, 2018, 3:12 pmMasai UjiriTeam, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors and Rockets have been identified as teams trying to trade into the middle of the first round of Thursday's draft.
Marc Stein of the New York Times previously reported that the Raptors would like to swing a deal and select Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is expected to go as high as sixth and as low as the middle of the round. It's not surprising that the Rockets are trying to add young talent on rookie contracts so as to help soothe their cap sheet going forward. We'll see if either team can get a deal done tonight.
Source: The Athletic