Hornets Turned Down Offer from Cavaliers to Trade First Pick

by June 12, 2012

The Cleveland Cavaliers were reportedly very intent on getting into the Anthony Davis business, but the New Orleans Hornets weren’t willing to trade away the top NBA draft pick. The 10th overall pick, however, is another story. From the Times-Picayune: “The Hornets would consider trading their No. 10 overall pick in the first round of the June 28 draft if the right deal comes along, but they are definitely not trading their No. 1 pick, league sources confirmed Monday night. ESPN’s Chad Ford reported the Cleveland Cavaliers offered their No. 4 and No. 22 picks in the first round and their two second picks at No. 33 and No. 34 for the No. 1 pick, but the Hornets rejected it. The Hornets are expected to use the No. 1 pick to select Kentucky power forward Anthony Davis, who is considered the best prospect since the Chicago Bulls drafted guard Derrick Rose in 2008. Hornets General Manager Dell Demps said last week they plan to bring in Davis for a visit soon. Davis, who has not acquired an agent yet, is not expected to work out for any other team.”