June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the first round draft board at the conclusion of the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves Tried to Trade For Cavs No. 1 Pick

Earlier today there were rumors (which were quickly debunked) that the Minnesota Timberwolves had a deal in place to trade for the number one overall pick in next week’s 2013 NBA Draft, currently owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers. And while those reports ended up being false, the was nothing false about the conversations – this according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.

Per Amico:

Reports of Cavs trading No. 1 pick to T-Wolves for No. 9 and Derrick Williams are false. Although teams have had conversations.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers attempting to work out a trade for the number one overall pick isn’t anything new as days after the Cavs won the NBA lottery, they approached the Wolves in an attempt to trade for Kevin Love.

Those conversations obviously didn’t get very far, but the Cavs have apparently told teams that a top ten pick along with a starting caliber player may be enough bait for them to bite on a deal.

Buckle your seat belts – should be an interesting seven days.

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