High price is set to move up in draft

June, 22, 2010
6/22/10
10:35
AM CT
If the Dallas Mavericks are looking to move up in the draft it will come with a pretty steep price.

The Mavs currently hold the 50th overall pick in Thursday night's draft that includes a deep pool of talent in which moving into the top 10 or so picks of the second round might seem attractive.

According to ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan, the Portland Trail Blazers paid the Golden State Warriors $2 million to swap the 44th pick for the 34th pick.

The price tag to buy into the first round just went up.

"If there's some guy that we like and he slid to a certain area," Mavs vice president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said, "I think you're going to have your share of contingency-type scenarios."

The Mavs would like to move up to nab a center or a talented wing.

The Blazers and Warriors just set the going rate.

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