With just hours left until the NBA Draft, there is still a lot of uncertainty as to what the Cleveland Cavaliers will do with the no. 1 overall pick now that Joel Embiid will more than likely not be taken with the top pick. The most popular opinion at this point is that the team could oblige the trade request of the Orlando Magic for the no. 4 and no. 12 pick.
It seems they might be more interested in that request as some might think, as they are already gauging the value, apparently.
According to Chad Ford of ESPN, Dan Gilbert and the Cavs have been on the phones already seeing what they could get in return for those picks, should the trade end up going through at some point on Thursday.
Sources: Cavs were calling around offering teams Orlando’s picks at 4 & 12 for players last night. Interesting
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 26, 2014
As more and more time goes on, it appears that the Cavaliers are going to move from the spot. The offer alone from the Magic is enough to make them think long and hard about moving, but even better offers from other teams for those picks they could acquire definitely increases the chances of getting out.