The Cavs have been sitting on the top pick in the Draft for some time now, but apparently haven’t yet decided how to use it. Everything changed when Joel Embiid went down, and now the Cavs can go a few different directions. From ESPN.com:
“They are torn,” one source close to the situation told ESPN.com. “They met for three hours, and all they talked about was [Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker].”
With multiple trade offers coming in and LeBron James deciding to opt out of his contract, the Cavs’ decision may have just got even harder.
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.
For the past few days, the Cavaliers, according to sources, have been leaning toward selecting Parker.
One reason some execs believe Jabari to the Cavs is a smokescreen: Several teams–most notably Utah–covet Parker at No. 1. Drive up price.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) June 25, 2014