Cavs Will Reportedly Look Into Trading the First Pick in Draft

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 5 years ago '05        #1
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Dun Language 4062 heat pts4062
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Cavs Will Reportedly Look Into Trading the First Pick in Draft
 

 

The top pick in the NBA draft hasn’t been traded in two decades — elite talent wins in this league and you get that by being bad, winning the lottery and drafting it.

But there is no elite talent in this year’s draft class. So….

It’s been said by people around the league for a while that if a No. 1 pick were going to trade hands this would be the year. And the Cavaliers are going to explore it at least, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

“You want to look at all your options and make the best decision for your team,” Cavs general manager Chris Grant said. “This is a valuable a.sset that we can add to the group, whether it’s in trade or keep it and add a player.”

The Cavs are in a favorable position to make a deal. The team has more than $20 million in salary cap space, the No. 1 pick plus the No. 19, No. 31 and No. 33 picks, and a roster with young prospects that could be used in a deal.

The Cavaliers want to be a playoff team next year — even owner Dan Gilbert’s lucky charm son Nick Gilbert said so up on stage at the draft lottery. The likely No. 1 pick for them this draft would be Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel — a player who will not be back until Christmas with a torn ACL and is a couple of years away from really meaningful contributions anyway. He doesn’t really help you make the playoffs next year.

But for another team Noel can be a good fit — especially one already thinking about losing a lot of games next season and being high in next year’s lottery and draft where there will be franchise changers like Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle. Noel would fit nicely with them in a few years. But you’d have to give up a quality a.sset (likely a big man or a slashing forward) who could help the Cavaliers with their short-term goals.

It probably still will not happen. It’s not likely a GM is going to surrender much to get the top pick in this draft, so the trend will continue and the Cavaliers will take Noel and think long term (then use that cap space to get the players they want for next season).

But it’s something to watch. For the first time since it happened to Chris Webber was drafted by the Magic and traded that night to Golden State, the top pick in the draft could be on the move.



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101 comments for "Cavs Will Reportedly Look Into Trading the First Pick in Draft"

 5 years ago '05        #2
Hold That 104 heat pts104
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Deng for McLemore.


Last edited by Hold That; 05-22-2013 at 07:11 AM..
 5 years ago '05        #3
fabolous_iam 4 heat pts
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 #TheReturn said:
Deng for McLemore.
Was finna say the same
 5 years ago '07        #4
Bkjj11 3746 heat pts3746
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As expected...
 5 years ago '11        #5
keejee 131 heat pts131
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get it done riley
 5 years ago '11        #6
Kobane 163 heat pts163
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Bosh for the Pick
 5 years ago '05        #7
Garnet & Gold 42 heat pts42
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Don't nobody want that sh*t
 5 years ago '08        #8
Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269
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I'd rather just draft. nobody's gonna give up anything major for a #1 pick you don't even want yourself
 5 years ago '07        #9
st21 1373 heat pts1373
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@ thinking there's gonna be any takers.

you know the motto


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 5 years ago '04        #10
mt fuji 17 heat pts17
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That kid from Kentucky is going to be a bum.

Sad part is,he should stick around and get his game right.
 5 years ago '06        #11
O Nasty 96 heat pts96
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boxden gm's

when have they been right

Cavs have so many options. these next weeks gonna be crazy
 05-22-2013, 08:53 AM         #12
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i would trade down for a team that missed out and snag their unprotected pick next year.. if it can be had.
 5 years ago '06        #13
ThaShark316 86 heat pts86
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 @RG3 said:
i would trade down for a team that missed out and snag their unprotected pick next year.. if it can be had.


Get someone dumb enough to give you a unprotected pick for that BAD a.ss draft of 2014.
 5 years ago '09        #14
Axl Rose 21 heat pts21
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 #TheReturn said:
Deng for McLemore.
thats what i said in the lottery thread

cavs wont do it, i wished tho
 05-22-2013, 09:14 AM         #15
@RG3 
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 ThaShark316 said:


Get someone dumb enough to give you a unprotected pick for that BAD a.ss draft of 2014.
id give them top 1 protected.. thats it.
 5 years ago '12        #16
13th East 
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The Cavs set up sweet, even if they take Noel and he doesnt play and theyre not that good this year , theyll be bac in the lotto next year for one of the best drafts in years and have everybody healthy for '14 and ima wiz fan smh
 5 years ago '06        #17
O Nasty 96 heat pts96
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give me noel any day

yall tripping
 5 years ago '08        #18
F.A.M.E.M.O.B. 1 heat pts
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 Rico23 said:
We definitely should...We dont need anymore C/F's so this whole drafting that bum block head n*gga #1 is ridiculous...i mean really, a lil over 200 pounds? I'm 6'3 190 and i'd probably body him in the paint myself

we need a Veteran that can put up points in the paint and spread the floor outside....Deng is injury prone but he would definitely be a nice fit...
Dwight Howard was damn near the exact same body type as Nerlen Noel. You better hire a better strength and conditioning coach
 5 years ago '06        #19
O Nasty 96 heat pts96
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 Rico23 said:

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we need a Veteran that can put up points in the paint and spread the floor outside....Deng is injury prone but he would definitely be a nice fit...

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just draft otto porter then nugga , talking about deng
 5 years ago '07        #20
ttime236 38 heat pts38
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Noel and Tristan in the same frontcourt. Combined post moves between the two? Zero
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