Report: Cavaliers interested in Magic's trade offer for No. 1 pick
Orlando offering Arron Afflalo, No.4, and No. 12 for No. 1 pick.
The Cavaliers don't know what they're doing with the No. 1 pick on Thursday yet. That is pretty much certain. They're still debating Jabari Parker vs. Andrew Wiggins, and another player like Dante Exum could rocket up the board because this is the Cavs. They're also receiving strong offers to trade the No. 1, offers that have yet to really get them interested, but ESPN reports there is an offer that has caught their eye from Orlando.
Of the offers they've received, a source says the Cavs aren't enamored by either the Sixers' offer Thaddeus Young and the No. 3 pick nor the Jazz's offer Derrick Favors and the No. 5 pick. However, the Cavs do have some interest in the Magic's offer of Arron Afflalo, the No. 4 pick and the No. 12 pick.
So a near-All-Star two-guard last season, and two top-12 picks? That's not bad at all. I mean, Kevin Love would be a better get, and those talks have seemingly died. But it's not a bad offer for the No. 1. Of course Afflalo isn't a snug fit with Dion Waiters on the roster. If the Cavs want to keep Waiters they'd have to move him to the three and that gets a little complicated in terms of defense. But Waiters would make a great separate trade chip, and Afflalo next to Kyrie Irving could light up the scoreboard while defending well.
At No. 4 and No. 12 the Cavs could take a big (Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh) and another wing for depth, or they could snag Aaron Gordon to fill in at small forward, where they've been looking for answers for years.
Orlando, meanwhile, could take either Parker or Wiggins and it's a snug fit. Wiggins next to Victor Oladipo could make for the best defensive backcourt in basketball in three years, while Parker would give the Magic a legitimate scorer and playmaker in the frontcourt alongside all the athletic size they've accumulated.
And there may be better offers that come in before Thursday. Again, the only thing we know for sure with Cleveland is that they don't know yet.
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