The Cleveland Cavaliers own the No. 1 pick for now and that could be something that changes in the near future. With doubts about who is the hands down best player in the draft, there are teams looking to trade into the No. 1 overall slot and just about everyone wants that pick.
According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting trade offers from a top 3 team trying to trade into the No. 1 overall slot.
Several teams have called the Cavs to gauge their interest in potentially trading the No. 1 pick. That includes another team in the top three (either the Bucks or Sixers), a source said. The Bucks own the second overall pick. The Sixers own picks Nos. 3 and 10.
It will be interesting to see which of those two teams are trying to move up as neither could believe that they were stiffed on the No. 1 pick by the Cavaliers in the first place, so it’s not a surprise they’re trying to acquire. It’s possible that both are at least kicking the tires on getting the No. 1 pick but it’s far more likely that the Sixers are the team trying to move up.
Philadelphia wanted to win the No. 1 pick — not that other teams didn’t — but they were the worst team in basketball the final stretch of the season with a historically awful losing streak. To then win the No. 3 overall pick was a bit of a let down and the 76ers have the assets to move up in the draft. Not only can they offer a young star like Michael Carter-Williams or any number of their draft picks plus veteran Thaddeus Young, but they have an owner crazy enough to want to pull that deal off.
There’s no saying a deal will actually happen, but the No. 1 pick continues to be the subject of trade talks and that will be the case until something is finally done with it.