Eddie Sefko says that Donnie Nelson would like to obtain a pick near the top of the second round in Thursday's NBA draft. The going price is around a million dollars. Good players can be had periodically in the second round. Last year, San Antonio selected DeJuan Blair #37. Carl Landry and Marc Gasol were picked in the second round in 2007.
In last summer's second round the Mavs obtained guard Nick Calethes, who the Timberwolves took with the 45th pick, and drafted Ahmad Nivins at 56. Both players spent last season playing in Europe.