The Cleveland Cavaliers have the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in next week’s NBA Draft and the franchise is definitely looking to make a splash. While the Cavs are expected to select Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the first pick, they haven’t completely ruled out Arizona forward Derrick Williams.
Why not just take both?
The Cavs are apparently working the phones, offering the No. 4 pick plus a player or two in exchange for the No. 2 pick. The Minnesota Timberwolves own the No. 2 pick and are actively looking to move it, and while the Cavs’ players or pick may not interest the T’Wolves, a three-way trade could certainly be worked out.
The Timberwolves would really like to get out of the No. 2 spot, since drafting Williams would mean they would be overloaded in the frontcourt.
The Cavs have made it known they’re willing to part with Ramon Sessions, J.J. Hickson or Anderson Varejao as part of a deal to secure the No. 2 pick. Make no mistake, Cleveland is working very hard on this and would love to end up with both Irving and Williams at the end of the night on June 23.
As it stands right now, the Cavs will likely finish the night with Irving and either Jonas Valanciunas or Enes Kanter. That’s not horrible, but being able to parade Irving and Williams – who are clearly the top two players in this draft – out in front of their fans would be a huge coup for the Cavs and would give the Cleveland faithful something to look forward to.