Mar 8, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert speaks during the jersey retirement ceremony for Zydrunas Ilgauskas (not pictured) at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Bucks or 76ers making trade offers to Cavaliers for No. 1 pick


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.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers Milwaukee Bucks Philadelphia 76ers

  • drewal10

    #1 & Tristan to Philly for #3, a future first, & Thaddeus young….

    Who says no?

    • The Greek

      no

      • drewal10

        Which team u think says no?

    • Mike

      I say NO WAY!!! How about Kyrie for their 3 and Young.

      • Nick

        So the cavs give up their best player and the #1 pick for the #3 pick and Young?

        It would after to be the #1 pick and a role player for the #3 pick and MCW or Nerlens

        • Mike

          No. Trade Kyrie for their 3 and Young or Noel. We keep our pick also.

    • Nick C.

      Sixers already owe 2 future first rounders. NBA rules prevent them from trading another consecutive 1st round pick. So the future 1st would have to be in 2017 or something.

  • Christopher Hill Sr.

    I would be pissed if the Sixers are trying to trade up to one and give up that 10 pick. It would be stupid of hinkie to give up an extra asset just to move up to number 1 for A guy.at least if you use them both ut will speed up the process.Unless you just give up thad to move up to 1 with our pick.