The Cleveland Cavaliers have been pretty open about their uneasiness going into the 2013 NBA Draft and have not hidden the fact that they’ve engaged in trade talks for the first overall selection.
With a talented youthful roster already in place and some large question marks surrounding many of the top picks in the draft, it makes sense that the Cavs are exploring the trade market and while there’s nothing serious (at least not yet) suggesting a trade will be made, they apparently have had talks about sending the first overall pick to a team for a “viable” small forward.
Trading the top pick is another option the Cavs have explored, and they will likely continue to do so. They’ve also recently taken part in trade discussions involving “a viable” small forward, according to an FSO source.
Who exactly a “viable” small forward would be is unknown.
The assumption would be the Cavs would pick up the said small forward and move down a few selections in the draft, though, few if any of the teams selecting in the top ten have much to offer in the small forward department sans the Charlotte Bobcats who have Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Could the Bobcats and Cavs swing a deal sending MKG and the #4 to Cleveland for the #1 and something else?