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2014 NBA Draft Central: Up-to-the-minute coverage

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 12:47 p.m. MDT

With the NBA Draft is here and here's everything you need to prepare for before the draft from Deseret News links to national outlets, as well as mock drafts from national and local experts.

Who will go first overall?

Who might the Jazz select?

Follow it live here. For preview coverage and mock drafts, scroll down.

Deseret News coverage:

What will Utah Jazz do on NBA draft night?

Heading down the stretch, Utah's front office continues to be without a firm grasp on exactly what it should do and, perhaps more important, what it will be able to do with the fifth, 23rd and 35th picks.

If itís anything like last yearís draft night when three trades happened ó and indications are that it just might be eventful ó prepare for a wild few hours.

Jazz workout roundup: Who Utah has brought in for a closer look

A look back at the Deseret News' coverage of this year's Jazz pre-draft workouts, including links to extended workout stories and profiles on each player.

Utah Jazz believe 23rd and 35th picks could yield solid players in deep NBA draft

Youíve heard of Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Dante Exum and Joel Embiid, of course.

While they are the cream of this particular crop, NBA teams are also excited and intrigued about the possibilities of guys who arenít household names yet.

Utah Jazz include Derrick Favors in offer to Cleveland for No. 1 pick report says

If a report turns out to be true, the Utah Jazz appear to be willing to pay a mighty high price to snag the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft.

Brad Rock: Don't touch that dial! Jazz still in deal mode

General manager Dennis Lindsey has shown he's willing to entertain big offers for big rewards, in hopes of landing the No. 1 pick.

National Draft Coverage:

NBA Draft Preview (ESPN)

In-depth draft coverage from ESPN and ESPN the Magazine.

Cavaliers' No. 1 decision: Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker? (By Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today)

Does Jabari Parker prefer Milwaukee?

USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt writes that the former Duke star seems to show more interest with the Bucks than with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I have some comfort level with them, especially with them telling me, 'We want you,'" Parker told Zillgitt. "I didn't get any real answers from the Cavs, so I'm just going with what I'm certain with."

Sources: Magic trade Arron Afflalo to Nuggets (By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports)

The Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets made a draft-day deal hours before the event, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, with the Magic sending guard Arron Afflalo to the Nuggets for guard Evan Fournier and the 56th pick.

Sources: Cavaliers' pursuit of Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love loses steam (By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports)

According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers are concerned Kevin Love would not sign with Cleveland long term, thus talks with Minnesota about a trade involving the first pick are dying out.

5 NBA Teams Poised to Make Big Moves During the Draft (By Matt Reevy, Wall Street Cheat Sheet)

Five teams weíve identified as the most likely to make some serious noise on draft night.

Report: Heat trying to acquire late-teen pick to draft Shabazz Napier (By James Herbert, CBS Sports)

The Miami Heat are trying to move up in the draft to acquire Connecticut's Shabazz Napier, according to Chad Ford of ESPN. The move might be in an effort to appease LeBron James in Miami's attempt to keep him in Miami.

The NBA Draft: The Ultimate Crapshoot (By Bill Simmons, Grantland)

Grantland's Bill Simmons breaks down the craziness of previous NBA drafts.

Mavs get Chandler back in 6-player deal with Knicks (AP)

Dallas and the New York Knicks agreed Wednesday to a six-player trade that sends center Tyson Chandler back to the Mavericks and brings point guard Jose Calderon to the Big Apple, according to the Associated Press.

Report: Rockets trade Omer Asik to Pelicans for 2015 first-round pick (By James Herbert, CBS Sports)

The Houston Rockets will trade center Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a future first-round pick, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hats will be changing on NBA draft night (By Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press)

What kind of trades could we see during this year's draft? Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press breaks down five spots where potential deals could happen, including the Jazz at No. 5.

Mock Drafts:

Deseret News writer Mike Sorensen 2014 NBA Mock Draft

Deseret News Web Team 2014 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

Consensus Mock Draft: Pundits like Parker or Wiggins to Cavs (NBA.com)

Chad Ford's Two-Round Mock Draft (ESPN)

CBS Sports 2014 NBA Mock Draft

Draft Express 2014 NBA Mock Draft

NBADraft.net 2014 NBA Mock Draft

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