Posted June 20, 2012

Report: Hornets, Blazers interested in Paul Milsap, Evan Turner, Darren Collison or Eric Bledsoe

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The Hornets and Trail Blazers are reportedly looking to trade their draft pick for either Paul Milsap, Evan Turner, Darren Collison or Eric Bledsoe. (Melissa Majchrzak/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Hornets and the Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly looking to trade their draft pick for Paul Milsap, Evan Turner, Darren Collison or Eric Bledsoe, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com during a SportsNation online chat with fans:

If the Hornets are looking to trade Pick 10 for a young veteran, who are some of the potential targets?

Chad Ford:  Darren Collison, Eric Bledsoe, Evan Turner I’ve heard a lot. Ditto for Paul Millsap of the Jazz. By the way, I’m told the Blazers are looking at the same group of players at 11 if they decide to trade the pick.

The Hornets, who are expected to pick Anthony Davis with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft on June 28, also own the No. 10 pick, with the Blazers selecting after them at No. 11.

It’s not clear if other players from either of the teams roster would be traded for one of the aforementioned players, but New Orleans could be potentially looking at a much improved front court featuring Anthony Davis and Paul Milsap.