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NBA Draft Rumors: Bradley Beal A Target For Thunder?

As we move closer and closer to the 2012 NBA Draft, rumors are abound and sometimes a bit eyebrow raising. One rumor that's come across the ticker involves former Florida Gator guard Bradley Beal, who many expect to be a Top 5 pick in the NBA Draft. One team who could consider moving up into the Top 5 for Beal are the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN's Andy Katz.

The chances of a playoff team getting Beal are slim, but Finals runner-up Oklahoma City has invested quality time figuring out a way to get up high enough to land Beal.

Beal told 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.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a position where it's unlikely they'll be able to keep both Serge Ibaka and James Harden, so a move involving coming up for Bradley Beal could make sense, however unlikely it is that it will happen.

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