Commentary

Wheeling and dealing on draft night

Updated: June 25, 2010, 2:28 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider

Take my contracts ... please.

That was the theme of most of the trades executed before and during Thursday's NBA draft, and it only fit the larger pattern. In a year that's been entirely overshadowed by the impending free agency of several young superstars, it's only fitting that the draft would suffer the same result. While the evening's proceedings were certainly interesting, most of the moving and shaking that went on was directly related to next Thursday's free-agent feeding frenzy.