Nuggets on the clock?

Yao, Jay, Junior, Drew ... then what? A week before draft night and the top four picks are about all that's taken shape.

Originally Published: June 8, 2002
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The 2002 NBA draft starts with the Denver Nuggets on the clock at No. 5. That's right, the consensus among NBA teams is that the first four spots are getting close to being absolute.

Houston's negotiations with Yao Ming are essentially done, save Yao's need to firm up his financial responsibilities. Chicago and Jay Williams of Duke have apparently agreed in principle that he will hear his name called second next Wednesday night. Duke's Mike Dunleavy stayed in the draft to go No. 3 to Golden ...

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