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Wojnarowski: Cavs looking to get 3rd 1st-round pick

Jun 23, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

Dan Gilbert

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski with an interesting draft rumor:

Cleveland’s trying to get a 3rd first round pick — in the 20’s — dangling its two second rounders (32 and 54) and maybe cash, sources say.

There had been rumors that the Cavs had been trying get a 3rd 1st round pick by trading down with their #4 pick, but now it looks like they’re trying to trade up. For a team in full rebuild mode, as Cleveland clearly is, more first-round picks is probably never a bad thing. The #32 and #54 picks may not look that attractive, but trading a late first-rounder for two second-round picks would prevent a team from having to hand out a guaranteed contract on the rookie scale.

Billionaire Cavaliers owner has never been shy about spending whatever it takes on his team, but there may be owners who feel that a late-20s pick in this draft simply isn’t worth the guaranteed money.

  1. digitaldonnie - Jun 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Hows about them 2nd rounders, a bag a cash, anf JJ Hickson for number 2 overall????

  2. joj0420 - Jun 23, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Id like to see them get one. They need it

  3. bigtrav425 - Jun 23, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    jesus no! this draft blows as it is!!…its all about next yrs draft Danny boy!

    • aldashex86 - Jun 23, 2011 at 3:33 PM

      Right!! Trade those 2 seconds for the Timberwolves or some other bad team’s 2012 1st rounder!

  4. luckynumberseven7 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    You’re picking 32. Do you really think moving up a few spots that late in the draft is going to make THAT big of a difference? Can’t really see anyone worth moving up to get that late unless someone really falls.

  5. helinhater - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Ramon Sessions, 2 second rounders

    to Chicago for:

    CJ Watson and the 28th pick.

  6. j0esixpack - Jun 23, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Hi hope this is true and that trade partner is the Celtics

    Ainge has had better luck with second rounders and anything out of the top 10 is a crap shoot anyways (well, they’re all crap shoots) – much better to draft in quantity rather than faux-quality and hope that one or two picks might actually pan out.

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