Cleveland Cavaliers May Look To Build Through Trades, Not Just NBA Draft
The Cleveland Cavaliers hit the jackpot in the NBA draft lottery, landing the first and fourth overall picks. It appears, however, that the club might not be satisfied with the options available in the draft, even in the top four spots.
DraftExpress reports, via Twitter, that Cleveland offered their No. 4 pick to Memphis in an attempt to acquire Rudy Gay. The Grizzlies, who have previously said they don?t plan to deal Gay, rejected the offer.
In one of the thinnest drafts in years, even the fourth overall selection may not have that much trade value. With the Cavs clearly not in a position to win now (regardless of the play of presumptive No. 1 pick Kyrie Irving), building for the future with a developmental prospect might be their best option.
Unless Cleveland can get someone to agree to send them a player as talented as Gay, they?re probably better off keeping both of their draft choices for themselves.