It's Rumor Time in the NBA. The draft is June 24, the rumors are everywhere.
If you go to enough Web sites, you will read that the 76ers are shopping the No. 2 pick, that they're looking to trade the pick, that they're looking to move down in the first round.
No, no and no.
That's what president/general manager Ed Stefanski said yesterday, taking a break from preparing for a 3-day, leaguewide predraft scouting combine, starting today at the New Jersey Nets' practice site.
The Sixers have never said so publicly, but - by all accounts - they are poised to use the No. 2 pick to select Evan Turner, of Ohio State.
"We're listening to anybody who calls, but we have not shopped the No. 2 pick whatsoever," Stefanski said. "We don't shut our phones off, but it would take a blockbuster for us to consider moving the pick."
The Sixers, though, will be on hand in New Jersey to evaluate 36 scheduled players, including Villanova's Scottie Reynolds, La Salle's Rodney Green, Rider's Ryan Thompson (Mount Laurel, N.J.) and Duke's Brian Zoubek (Haddonfield, N.J.).
The Sixers do not have a pick in the second round, but could consider trying to get one or even - less likely - trying to get an additional pick in the first round.