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Update: Cavaliers receive top-5 protected 2015 first round pick from Memphis

This trade just keeps getting better for the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to multiple reports, the pick that the Cavaliers will receive in the trade is NOT a second rounder. Instead, it is a first round pick in 2015 with top-5 protection.

Chris Grant got a first round pick for Jon Leuer. Read that sentence again. That's crazy.

Memphis gets: Jon Leuer, lots of cap relief

Cleveland gets: Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby, top-5 protected 2015 first round pick

The Cavaliers do not have room to take back three players, so somebody will have to be cut. Kevin Jones is the most likely candidate.