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NBA Draft Rumors: More Signs Pointing to Cavaliers-Bobcats Swap

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Apr 10, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (1) shoots while defended by Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luke Walton (32) in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 10, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (1) shoots while defended by Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luke Walton (32) in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

We've discussed the possibility of this deal numerous times. The Cavaliers may have their heart set on a specific prospect (maybe Bradley Beal?) and the Bobcats aren't really in love with any of them. The Washington Wizards are pretty likely to select Beal if he's there at #3 and thus, the Cavaliers won't get a chance to draft him. The Bobcats probably want Thomas Robinson and know that the Wizards won't take him. This is nothing new, except that there is another source that indicates it may be a legitimate deal.

Rick Bonnell from the Charlotte Observer said on Saturday that it's a definite possibility. He also seems to believe that the Cavs would give up the #24 pick in the draft in order to leapfrog the Wizards and presumably draft Beal.

After calling some sources with lottery picks Saturday, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Charlotte Bobcats and Cleveland Cavaliers swap draft picks in Thursday’s draft. In that sort of a deal, the Bobcats would pick fourth and 24th and the Cavs would move up to No. 2.

Based on the poll that I put in the last thread regarding this rumor, most of you guys would be content with sitting at #4 and taking whoever falls to us. Another good portion of you think it's worth the move if we only give up the 2nd round picks and not the 24th pick. We shall see. I believe it's more likely for this deal to happen on the actual day of the draft, if it does. But there are 4 more days until draft day and anything could happen before then, so stay on your toes.