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NBA Draft Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder Covet Bradley Beal

Though a trade isn't likely, you can add Oklahoma City to the list of teams interested in trading up in the 2012 NBA Draft in order to select Bradley Beal, who is leaving the University of Florida after just one year.

Per Andy Katz, Sam Presti, Oklahoma City's general manager, told Beal that the Thunder were going to try to get a deal done.

Beal told ESPN.com Wednesday that Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti told him during an interview in Chicago that he was interested in trying to move up to draft him. The Thunder's first-round pick isn't until No. 28.

"He told me he was going to decide what they're going to do and considered getting up there," Beal said.

Beal said Denver, which picks at No. 20, also made a similar statement.

It'll be quite difficult for the Thunder to move up in the draft, especially since Oklahoma City's first pick isn't until late in the first round. Katz speculated that the Thunder would have to move James Harden to Charlotte in order to facilitate a trade.

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