NBA Trade Rumors: 2012 Draft, Free Agency Bring Rumors Involving Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol And More

06/28/2012 04:52 pm ET

Every player in the NBA Draft Class of 2012 not named Anthony Davis is uncertain about what team he'll be playing for next season. Such uncertainty puts these soon-to-be rookies in good company.

After all, some of the top players in the game are also rumored to have new addresses by the time next season starts.

In the hours before the Draft, rumors swirl about potential trades of players and picks. At one point on Thursday, four of the top six headlines on the front page on ESPN.com were NBA Draft rumors. On Twitter, those not marveling at Super Mario Balotelli or the #SCOTUS decision seemed to be exclusively talking NBA rumors.

Among the highlights, the Washington Wizards reportedly want to trade up one spot with Charlotte to get Bradley Beal out of Florida. But Charlotte apparently has several offers for the No. 2 overall pick. The Houston Rockets have been rumored to be pursuing Dwight Howard. After a couple trades, they now have the 12th, 16th and 18th picks and according to ESPN's Marc Stein, they may be trying to acquire enough to make a deal for Howard. Of course, no one knows if Howard would stay in Houston?

With so much going on and every rumor posted on Twitter, we will keep you updated on anything and everything going on behind the scenes of the NBA Draft.

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