San Antonio Spurs All-Star point guard Tony Parker is on the trading block ... wait, check that, San Antonio's backup point guard, George Hill, is on the block.

Phoenix Suns All-Star point guard Steve Nash is also available ... wait, check that, the Phoenix front office has emphatically denied that.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are wavering on the second pick of the draft, debating between presumed No. 2 selection Derrick Williams and dark horse candidate Enes Kanter. Wait ... oh, nevermind.

The NBA rumor mill was rampant Wednesday, like it always is this time of year, as the countdown toward the NBA draft reached its waning moments. But only one thing seems certain: As much as any draft in recent memory, it's hard to predict exactly what will happen Thursday night after the Cleveland Cavaliers make the first pick at roughly 4:30 p.m.

And this is especially true regarding the Trail Blazers, who own picks No. 21 and 51 and have been in hibernation since they concluded predraft workouts Saturday afternoon.

No one with the Blazers would offer an official comment Wednesday, though one team insider confirmed the obvious: There's a lot of predraft speculation every year; don't believe it.

It seems as if the team is diligently working behind the scenes to trade draft picks and add experience, and the Blazers' preference is that this comes in the form of a point guard who could provide long-term stability at the position.

Andre Miller has been a rock the past two seasons, but he turned 35 in March and his contract situation is one of the Blazers' biggest trade chips. The team must decide by June 29 whether to exercise a one-year $7.8 million team option or allow him to become an unrestricted free agent. Any team that trades for Miller could immediately erase nearly $8 million off the books by choosing not to exercise that team option.