MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It all depends on whether Rod Thorn has an itchy trigger finger.
If he does, the New Jersey Nets will trade the No. 1 pick in Wednesday night's NBA draft.
If he doesn't, the Nets will likely have another undersized center coming off a broken leg.
Whether to draft Kenyon Martin or trade the pick was the quandary keeping Thorn up late as trade offers came in from other teams.
''Last night at 12:15 I got a call from a coach who made a very interesting offer. We've gotten one more today that's never been on the table before. I expect more offers,'' Thorn said Tuesday. ''I've seen a couple of things that have made be sit back and think.''
Lots and lots of trade rumors were floating around the league, and the consensus was that there should be a significant reshuffling of the decks before the last of the 58 draft picks are made Wednesday night.
Orlando holds picks No. 5, 10 and 13, making the Magic the first team ever to have three lottery picks in a single draft. Orlando also has about $16 million in salary cap room and would like to clear about $3 million more to make an unfettered run at two high-profile free agents.
But to clear that much room, the Magic would need to trade Derek Strong and two of the picks. And that's why all eyes were on Thorn and Orlando general manager John Gabriel to see if they would pull off a swap that would severely impact the draft plans of other teams.
The Chicago Bulls also were trying to clear extra cap room by trading Hersey Hawkins and his $4.5 million salary.
If no trades are made, the top of the draft is expected to go like this: Martin to the Nets, LSU's Stromile Swift to Vancouver, Iowa State's Marcus Fizer to the Los Angeles Clippers and high school star Darius Miles to the Bulls.
After that, the next four picks belong to Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland. The players expected to go in that range include two centers, Texas' Chris Mihm and Minnesota's Joel Przybilla, along with Fresno State guard Courtney Alexander and Florida forward Mike Miller.
Beyond that, there's an interesting array of point guards, power forwards and Eurocenters and a shortage of pure shooters.
Most scouts agree that Martin, who broke his right leg during the Conference USA tournament in March, is the best all-around talent in the draft.
The Nets ran a battery of tests on Martin's leg and had their doctors take an extra close look at the injury. Martin also visited Vancouver and Orlando, although he said the Magic's doctors did not look at his leg.
''I'm walking around. I could shoot a little if I chose to,'' Martin said. ''I could probably do what I want -- no matter what the doctors say.''
Most active of all the 29 teams will be the Bulls, who have stockpiled draft picks and salary cap room. This will be one of the most important days in the post-dynasty rebuilding being undertaken by owner Jerry Reinsdorf and general manager Jerry Krause, and Chicago will have plenty of options with three first-round picks (Nos. 4, 7 and 24) and three consecutive picks early in the second round (Nos. 32-34).
''We've got a bunch of options with trades and draft choices,'' Krause said Tuesday. ''We're listening, and the party's just getting started. The NBA draft is traditionally a late-night party. We've been doing a lot of talking, and I'm sure we'll be here late tonight.''
Most of the top players met with the media Tuesday afternoon, and all of them had heard the multitude of rumors.
Martin was well aware of the talk about a Magic-Nets trade that would send him to Orlando, although he wouldn't reveal his preference for a future place of employment.
''I'm not telling you. That's my honest answer,'' Martin said. ''I don't have a home. I'm a nomad.''
The consensus national player of the year, Martin is a 6-foot-9 forward who averaged 18.9 points while shooting 57 percent from the field last season. He listed Kevin Garnett and Karl Malone as the players he most respected; Garnett for his intensity and Malone for his durability.
Although he is a bit undersized for the position, the Nets would be expected to use him at center in place of Jayson Williams, whose career is being brought to a premature end because of a broken leg.
Swift, a 6-9 forward who averaged 16.2 points and shot 61 percent from the field last season as a sophomore, was surrounded Tuesday by Vancouver media eager to hear from the rarest species of player -- one who says he wouldn't mind playing in what is often considered the NBA's Siberia.
''I'm not saying I want to go to Vancouver, but I wouldn't mind playing there,'' Swift said. ''Most people have their own perception of Vancouver and they've never been there. They're just going by rumors. But I liked the city and the people, and I had fun when I was there.''
Fizer, a 6-8 forward who averaged 22.8 points while shooting 58 percent from the field, seemed resigned to the likelihood that he's headed to the Clippers, the league's perennial doormat.
''Everyone has to start somewhere,'' Fizer said. ''The Clippers have had a bad rap, but if they get this player or that player, who knows whether they'll turn around?''
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