The Blazers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports says, are looking for another first-round pick in the 20s to draft Memphis guard Elliot Williams:
Without another pick in the late first round, Portland will have to decide whether it wants to use the 22nd selection on Williams. The Blazers would prefer to use No. 22 on a different player, but don’t believe Williams will be available when they select again at No. 34.
Sources say the Blazers have been willing to give Memphis the 34th overall pick and as much as $3 million to get one of the Grizzlies’ two picks – either Nos. 25 or 28. Memphis has discussed trading those two picks to Minnesota to move up to the 16th spot.
On the subject of the draft, here’s a short interview I did for Lexy.com, a site doing some interesting mobile coverage of the draft. Be gentle, it was my first on-air interview.