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ESPN's Ford: Sixers Most Interested In Evan Turner, But Take That Info 'With A Grain Of Salt'

It's a lock that the Washington Wizards will make John Wall the first overall selection in this year's NBA draft, which means the Philadelphia 76ers, owning the second pick, will have plenty of options, which include Ohio State's Evan Turner, Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins, and Georgia Tech's Derrick Favors. Chad Ford of ESPN Insider has had trouble pegging what the Sixers will do:

Since the mock draft, I've gotten a number of strong signals from inside the Sixers' organization that Turner is the guy they'll take at No. 2.

While the signals certainly could be legit, I take some of those indications with a grain of salt. Since Turner is the consensus No. 2 pick in the draft, the Sixers want other teams trying to trade up for him (the Wolves and Pacers seem to be the hottest suitors) to believe they're taking him. If teams think he's slipping, they'll begin dealing with New Jersey instead.