Report: Cavs had a Chance to Trade up to No. 3 in the Draft

by July 12, 2018

The Atlanta Hawks offered the Cleveland Cavaliers a chance to trade up to the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft — a pick that Slovenian star Luka Doncic and freshman phenom Trae Young were both available at — according to’s Joe Vardon.

No specifics of the deal were reported, but Vardon said that the Cavs would’ve likely been expected to take on the two years and roughly $37.4 million remaining on the contract of Kent Bazemore, including a player option for 2019-20.

The Cleveland Cavaliers eventually selected Alabama guard Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick, and the Atlanta Hawks selected and traded Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks for Young.

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