The NBA Draft is a little over 24 hour from now and we still have no idea what the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing with the first overall pick. It is well known that the Cavaliers are trying to trade the #1 pick and despite the countless rumors, they have had very little success. Apparently, the Cavaliers have tried trading the #1 overall pick to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for the #6 pick, Greivis Vasquez, and a future 2014 first round pick. This rumor was first reported by Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.
Cleveland offered New Orleans this year’s top overall pick in exchange for point guard Greivis Vasquez, the No. 6 overall pick and a 2014 first-round pick, according to sources.
The Cavaliers, like most teams, would love to acquire an additional first-round pick for the 2014 NBA Draft since that draft class is expected to be one of the most talented in recent memory.
Most people believe that the 2014 NBA Draft is totally loaded. It makes sense that the Cavaliers would be trying to get another high pick in that draft to get a chance at Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and others. The Pelicans (formerly the Hornets) were pretty terrible this past year and clearly the Cavs are assuming that they will be terrible again next season. Furthermore, the Cavs must believe that they can get Alex Len with the #6 pick this year, if he is indeed their target. There are rumors that he could be the selection with the #1 pick, so if they can trade down, get more assets, and still get their preferred target, that's a win for Cleveland. Ultimately, I think the Pelicans have to decline this deal, unless they are in love with a prospect that they don't think will get the #6 overall. Yay for wild speculation!
This could just be another bad rumor. There have been an awful lot of them flying around lately. Or it could be totally true. Either way, we'll find out soon because come Thursday, all of this madness has to stop.