There weren't many major trades during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, but a couple of second-round moves have already happened midway through the second round. They aren't franchise-changing moves, of course, but they are worth keeping an eye on.
The most prominent move took place with the Brooklyn Nets as they bought one of the Portland Trail Blazers' picks in order to bring Kansas Jayhawks guard Tyshawn Taylor to Brooklyn -- and pretty close to home (especially compared to the alternative in Oregon).
Brooklyn is sending cash to Portland for Tyshawn Taylor, out of Kansas and St. Anthony of Jersey City.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 29, 2012
On Thursday, the Kings, who have just 11 players under contract, sold pick No. 36 to the Pacers for cash. You know who sells picks for cash? Teams with too many players under contract and teams bumping up against the luxury tax line.
Oh, and teams whose owners are broke.