2010 NBA Draft Results: Breaking Down the Top Draft-Day Deals

June 25th, 2010 by Josh Hoffman Leave a reply »
Like the Kardashian sisters and large amounts of makeup, the NBA draft and same-day trades go hand-in-hand.

Thursday was no exception, with 15 deals getting done within a span of 60 selections.

However, the one trade that everyone is talking about occurred before the draft began, in the form of the Chicago Bulls sending Kirk Hinrich and his $9 million contract, along with the 17th overall pick (Kevin Seraphin, a 20-year-old raw talent who most recently played in France) to Washington for a future second-round pick.

The deal will not be deemed official until July 8, when the new salary cap is instituted.

In doing so, the Bulls have lodged their horns in a prime position to ink two maximum-salary players (can anyone say "LeBron James and Chris Bosh?") once the free agency frenzy starts on July 1.

With that said, here are the top five draft-day deals that flew under the radar (at least compared to the aforementioned):


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