Thursday , Jun , 26 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Shawn Marion and Number Two Pick for Elton Brand and Seventh Pick?

Another rumor has Miami sending the No. 2 and Shawn Marion to the Los Angeles Clippers for No. 7 and Elton Brand. Such a deal would break the Bulls’ hearts, since Brand qualifies as their dream acquisition this summer.

If Beasley does go second, most mock drafts have Mayo going third to Minnesota. That could change, since the Timberwolves could use a center such as Stanford’s Brook Lopez to take defensive pressure off Al Jefferson.

Seattle at No. 4 seems likely to take either Lopez or Arizona guard Jerryd Bayless. Memphis could go several directions if it keeps the fifth pick, while the New York Knicks at No. 6 are expected to go with a guard, perhaps Bayless or Indiana’s Eric Gordon. []