The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to keep their cards close to their vest regarding their plans with the No. 1 pick int he 2014 NBA Draft.
When the Cavaliers ‘won’ the lottery for the second consecutive seasons, rumors immediately began to circulate suggesting that the Cavs wanted to trade the pick. However, those rumors soon quieted and the Cavaliers seemed destined to keep the selection until noise broke out last week stating that Cleveland had held trade discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers about a potential swap of the No. 1 for No. 3.
How serious those talks were are unknown though many believe the Cavaliers leaked false reports of a bad Joel Embiid physical to keep their potential trade options open.
Whatever the case, it appears as if Cleveland has yet to fall completely in love with any of the top prospects like the aforementioned Embiid, Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins as all players are scheduled to work out for the Milwaukee Bucks in the near future. What does that mean to Fox Sports’ Sam Amico? It’s a clear indication that the Cavaliers have yet to give anybody a promise.
“Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins have all met and will workout for Bucks. Read: No promise given to any from Cavs.
Still a few weeks away from the late June draft, it makes complete sense that the Cavaliers have yet to make such a promise if they’re not completely convinced that any of the players they’ve worked out aren’t franchise players.
For now, what Cleveland plans to do with the pick remains up in the air.