Jazz, Sixers And Magic Trying To Trade Into Top Draft Spot

by June 23, 2014

In ESPN.com’s Chad Ford’s latest mock draft, he writes that the Cavs are deciding between selecting Andrew Wiggins, selecting Jabari Parker or trading down. Three teams in particular are trying to pry the pick away.

The Cavs received intriguing offers from the Sixers, Magic and Jazz late last week. Each is offering its own high lottery pick plus a veteran. The Cavs could theoretically get one of Thaddeus Young, Arron Afflalo or Derrick Favors and still have a top-5 pick in the draft. It would make it much easier to draft Embiid if you knew you got additional value in the form of a veteran who can help now.

The Magic have offered Nos. 4, 12 and Afflalo to the Cavs and Bucks, but so far, no takers.