For all the jubilee Dan Gilbert and his Cavalier cohorts exhibited at the Draft Lottery, it would seem a bit disingenuous given their reluctance to declare their intentions at drafting from the number one overall position. Nerlens Noel? Alex Len? Otto Porter? Not enticing enough, Chad Ford sayeth…
The Cavs believe that given the strength of their roster, it’s unlikely that they’ll draft a starter. They believe their core of Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao is better than anyone they could draft at No. 1. They also believe that while they have a huge hole at small forward, they’ll use their cap space to find a veteran small forward to fill that hole. Regardless of who they draft, he is likely coming off the bench.
In the wake of the ridiculous Kevin Love trade offer that was ridiculous, the other newish news says:
Cleveland has offered New Orleans the No. 1 pick for Greivis Vasquez, the No. 6 pick and a 2014 first-round pick.