June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Dion Waiters (Syracuse), right, is introduced as the number four overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers by NBA commissioner David Stern during the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2014: Cleveland Cavaliers won’t rule out trading top pick


Speculation around what the Cleveland Cavaliers will possibly do with the number one overall pick coming aplenty. Prior to the draft lottery, it was rumored that Cleveland would most likely take Jabari Parker. Following the lottery where the Cavs landed the number one overall pick, that tune changed to Cleveland preferring Andrew Wiggins over Parker.

This is David Griffin hiding his hand in a game of poker.

Outside of a sure-fire pick like Blake Griffin being available, there is little reason for Griffin to reveal what the Cavaliers intentions are in this situation. The organization did an excellent job at this last season as it was all but certain that Cleveland would be selecting Nerlens Noel first overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. That didn’t happen with them selecting Anthony Bennett instead.

In the outside chance that they look to shop the pick, there doesn’t seem to be many options unless a team shows out of nowhere with a star player available. Off the top, Kevin Love first comes to mind as he’s presumably available. Unless another star players comes along while also being attached to a top-4 pick, the T’wolves may not come across a better selection as this. The issue would be whether Love would sign an extension with the Cavs. If not, the trade surely won’t go down.

From now until the NBA Draft, there will be a lot of talks about with this franchise will do with their third number one overall pick in the last four years. But we honestly won’t know until the day arrives.


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