Sunday, June 19th, 2011 at 12:29 pm  |  12 responses

Cavs Not Yet Committed to Kyrie Irving at No. 1

It seems like a pretty logical selection, and something tells us it’ll end up being the move, but ESPN is reporting the Cavs are still unsure how they’ll use the top pick: “The consensus among NBA teams is that Cleveland will select Duke freshman guard Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s draft. But the Cavaliers aren’t acting as if they’ve made a decision, and according to multiple sources, they are actively discussing a number of possibilities. They likely will go with Irving, but there are scenarios in which they might not. The Cavaliers haven’t told Irving that he is the No. 1 pick, and Arizona’s Derrick Williams is a legitimate contender for the top spot. Cleveland, which also holds the No. 4 overall pick, will bring in Kentucky point guard Brandon Knight for a visit early this week. Former Kentucky student Enes Kanter of Turkey, who was ruled by the NCAA to be permanently ineligible with the school, will return for a second visit. Should the Cavaliers decide to pick Williams, a forward, and Kanter, a center, it would put pressure on the team to find another point guard, possibly in this draft, even with Baron Davis still under contract. The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, won’t let Williams or Irving slip beyond No. 2. Sources with knowledge of the situation say that if the Cavaliers pick Irving at No. 1, the Timberwolves will take Williams at No. 2, and don’t plan on trading Michael Beasley or Anthony Randolph.”

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  • Karley

    Kyrie Irving will go first…


    I think Kemba is the better pick, n my opinion.

  • Shem

    1.Kyrie 2.Derrick Williams 3. Brandon Knight 4.Enes Kanter 5. Jan Vesely or the Raptors trade down

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I’m going to laugh all the way to citybank if Irving goes first and then has to sit out injured all season…. He has to be the most inappropiate number one choice since Kwame Brown.
    Of course Cleveland should seriously be considering other players, Kyrie Irving would have been still on the board at the 20th pick 5-8 years ago. Come on Cleveland, you can strike rookie GOLD in this draft, it’s wide open. Take a PG sure but do it like this:
    SWAP THE 1ST PICK THIS YEAR (packaged with varaj) WITH UTAH’S THIRD PICK + an optional 1st round pick for ’12 or 13′.
    This gives the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 3rd and 4th picks in a solid draft class, but a class with out a true superstar (knowingly).
    A chance to take both Brandon Knight (Utah would probably take Kyrie with the 1st pick, they REALLY need a PG and would gamble on Irvings recent injuries) and also a big – Enes Kanter would be ideal here.

  • hicksy_4

    That makes a lot of sense cosign @Dacre

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Thanks bud.

  • Mike From Spain

    If Kyrie is refusing workouts and he’s had an unnamed injury in his foot, I would pass on him and trade my #1 pick down. How much better is Kyrie than the other PGs in this draft?

  • Gaz

    Dacre is gay, so is BETCATS

  • Gaz

    That makes a lot of sense cosign @Gaz

  • Gaz

    That makes a lot of sense cosign @Dacre

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Like a BO$H!
    I don’t make any sense..

  • marc

    You guys are sounding like kyrie won’t be any good. And @dacre i dont think you should compare kyrie to kwambe brown because clearly has a better chance in being more successful. Kyrie is going to be a great player and that is probably why the cavs would pick him. But it really doesn’t matter who the cavs pick right now because they will still be in rebuilding mode. I do think they should trade their picks away.