The Cleveland Cavaliers own the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft yet again and that means they’ll be controlling what happens at the top of the order. Thankfully, unlike other years where there has been one clear-cut prospect above the rest, there seems to be three or four — maybe even five — players who you could justify taking No. 1 overall which means there is a lot of talent to be had int he first round.
That’s why it comes as absolutely no surprise that the Cavaliers and other teams are looking at ways they might be able to move up in the draft order and scoop up additional first round picks to play with.
According to Sam Amico from Fox Sports, the Cavaliers are not only trying to see what they can do with the No,. 1 overall pick in the draft but they’re also trying to move the 33rd overall pick in a trade that lands them an additional first rounder.
Staying with the draft, the Cavs are exploring the idea of using their second-round pick (No. 33) as part of a package and moving up to nab another pick in the first round. Teams in the late first have been receptive to such a potential deal, sources said.
This comes as no surprise at all as teams covet a lot of the talent in the first round and we’ve seen teams with multiple first-rounder in the past have success right away in either trading that talent or winning with it. The problem for Cleveland is finding someone willing to give up their pick as you need to get deep into the low 20s before you find someone willing to do that.
There are contenders though that could use some of the Cavs players, and we could end up seeing Cleveland walking away with a few first round selections next week.