June 23, 2016, 4:58 pm
Philadelphia is seriously engaged in talks with Minnesota to land the No. 5 pick in the draft.
After failing to find a workable deal with Boston the Sixers are moving on to their next option. They are presumably targeting Providence point guard Kris Dunn to pair with No. 1 overall selection Ben Simmons. Making things even more interesting, ESPN’s Marc Stein now reports that Chicago is furiously trying to engage in talks for the No. 5 pick as well.
Both Chicago and Philadelphia are furiously trying to acquire the fifth overall pick from Minnesota, according to league sources
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 23, 2016
With Kris Dunn slipping to No. 5, Minnesota is now positioned to get Philadelphia and Chicago in a bidding war, sources say.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 24, 2016