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Clippers planning to keep No. 1 pick?

Updated: May 29, 2009, 1:34 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- While 50 or so prospects were working hard at Attack Athletics training facility, site of the NBA pre-draft combine, hoping to impress team scouts and GMs, those same front-office people were stirring up things off the court. That's what happens when you get this many GMs together. Whether every rumor turns out to have merit is the question.

The hottest rumor at the camp Thursday had the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder in hot and heavy talks about a swap of the No. 1 pick for the No. 3 pick. I heard a number of variations, including Oklahoma City sending Jeff Green to Los Angeles and another in which the Thunder take back one of the Clippers' bad contracts, particularly those of Zach Randolph or Chris Kaman.

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