The Philadelphia 76ers may look to trade a top-five pick in the draft if they end up also acquiring one from the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers’ pick will convey to the 76ers if it falls outside the top-5.
“We’ll certainly be open for business,” said Bryan Colangelo.
The 76ers also own the 24th and 26th overall picks.
“It’s hard to put a number or a value on degree of aggressiveness, but we’ll certainly be open for business and listening to whatever is there,” Colangelo said at the draft combine here, about five weeks after being hired. “I think any time you have certain assets on the table in front of you, you need to determine what your best strategic move is, and some of that is yet to be determined. To what degree we’ll be aggressive, it’s too early to say.”
The lottery will be Tuesday.
“I think you should always be a little proactive, just in determining what your best course of action is,” Colangelo said. “You don’t want to leave anything on the table. If there was an opportunity to do something and you didn’t know that or realize it because you didn’t make a phone call then that’s your fault. But I think we’ll explore everything in every regard and that’s the good news about having the kind of flexibility and the number of assets that we have.
“It really just comes from the conversation following the lottery results. That’s the one thing about the lottery. Once it’s completed we’ll know exactly what we have. Before anything else happens, that’s the first domino that’s got to fall. Tuesday’s a big day for us in a whole host of ways.”