Report: Cavs trying to arrange last-minute Dante Exum workout

Report: Cavs trying to arrange last-minute Dante Exum workout

By James Herbert | NBA writer

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to arrange a last-minute workout and interview with prospect Dante Exum, according to ESPN's Andy Katz:

The Cavaliers, who already have All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, are unlikely to take Exum with the No. 1 pick, but he could be an option for the team if it trades down in the draft.

Multiple sources have told ESPN that Cleveland has a few offers for the No. 1 pick, including potential trades with the Magic and the Utah Jazz, who pick at No. 5. If Cleveland holds on to the selection, it is deciding between former Kansas star Andrew Wiggins and Duke's Jabari Parker at No. 1, sources have said.

It is unlikely that Exum will make the trip to Cleveland without assurance that the team has a deal in place to trade down and pick him, according to ESPN.

Most likely, Exum will be selected No. 3 by the Philadelphia 76ers or No. 4 by the Orlando Magic. Crazier things have happened, though. If the Cavaliers like him, why not trade down and acquire another asset? That's preferable to taking him at No. 1, especially for a franchise that has reached so often in recent years.

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February 28, 2017


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