The #11 pick to the Bulls for #16 and #26 seems to be making the rounds. Sam Smith commented on it in his latest blog.
As for whom, they liked Jonny Flynn. I can see Gerald Henderson, who
can be a star level player and a top defender. Maybe James Johnson, a
talented inside player who can run the court and finish. There's a
chance Jordan Hill drops, a legitimate power forward. Maybe Jeff
Teague, who is a version of Ben Gordon and much cheaper. That's the
kind of move that make sense to me.
Yahoo sports, Adrian Wojnarowski also commented on it in his latest draft article
The Chicago Bulls are trying to convince the New Jersey Nets to take their 16th and 26th picks to move to No. 11, and one Eastern Conference executive says Chicago's target is Wake Forest forward James Johnson.
Some say Johnson has been slipping and could be available at No. 16, but no one seems sure about anything in this draft.
Johnson's name has come up twice, and while I don't know if we need to trade up to #11 to grab Johnson, I won't be upset by that action. Johnson's been one of my favorite players when reviewing the draft. He has an outstanding skillset, and would play very well as a four in an offensive, attack oriented lineup.
Johnson, of course, fancies himself a three. It seems like every player who's between the three and the four wants to be a three, but Johnson's future in this league is as a four even if he doesn't yet realize it. His speed and ball handling advantage at the four will allow him to kill guys off the dribble which he'd struggle with as a three.