Latest On Cavs, No. 1 Pick

6:21pm: The Cavs turned down Philly’s offer of picks Nos. 3, 10 and 32, writes Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

5:43pm: All signs point to the Cavs taking Wiggins with the top pick, a source tells Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv (Twitter link).

4:54pm: The Cavs are set to keep the pick and choose between Parker and Wiggins, unless a last-minute offer comes around, according to Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

3:58pm: Nothing is expected to happen with the Kings outside of a multiple team deal, Amico tweets.  Meanwhile, the Celtics want the top pick, but they lack the parts to get a deal done.

3:53pm: The Cavs are talking with the Kings, Celtics, and Sixers about the No. 1 pick but not the Wolves or Magic at this stage, tweets Amico.

2:56pm: Nothing is close in terms of a deal for the No. 1 pick, but the Cavs expect it all to come down to the wire, tweets Amico.

2:06pm: The asking price for the No. 1 pick is as high as picks Nos. 3, 10, and 32 from the Sixers, Tom Moore of the Courier Times tweets.  If Philly stays at No. 3, meanwhile, Dante Exum will likely be their choice.

Technically speaking, we are past the 1pm CT deadline where teams can officially trade picks, but the Cavs can draft someone for the Sixers or another club to complete a trade.

1:15pm: The Cavs know who they’re selecting with the first pick in the draft and there’s no great internal debate going on today, tweets Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio.  The club still has multiple trade opportunities in front of them, however.

12:44pm: A league source tells Bob Cooney of the Daily News (on Twitter) that the Sixers are in full court press mode with Cleveland to get the No. 1 pick.  “They really, really, really want Wiggins,” the source said.

10:47am: There’s a lot of skepticism that the Cavs are at all serious about trading the No. 1 pick, tweets Sam Amick of USA Today.

9:44am: The two sides have exchanged proposals on the No. 1 pick, but there’s nothing that has gained traction, sources tell Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

9:35am: The Cavs and Magic aren’t anywhere close to a deal for the No. 1 pick, team sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).

8:15am: Buckle up, this is going to be one crazy day leading up to the draft.  As we learned yesterday, the Cavs are still split on whether to take Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick.  General Manager David Griffin and other execs are pushing for Parker while outspoken owner Dan Gilbert wants to take Wiggins.  Of course, they might not keep the pick at all.

Sources tell Chad Ford of ESPN.com (on Twitter) that the Cavs have been calling teams and offering up the Magic’s picks at No. 4 and No. 12 for different players.  The Magic would take Parker with the No. 1 overall pick but the Cavs were just gauging the value of those picks and a deal is not yet completed, Ford tweets.  The Sixers are also upping their offer for the top pick.

Meanwhile, sources out of Orlando tell Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio (via Twitter) that the Cavs have inquired about Magic guard Victor Oladipo during their exploratory trade talks.

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[…] Sixers never made a run at trading for the No. 1 pick in spite of the rumors to the contrary, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). That seems hard […]

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ObamaDinoKiller
1 year 7 days ago

since when has there been a deadline to trade picks?

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zachlinks
1 year 7 days ago

It’s basically a formality, but at 1pm CT on draft day, the draft order is set and teams cannot trade their picks after that point.

Of course, teams can still agree to trade a pick to another team, so it doesn’t mean much in effect. But, technically speaking, the team that owns the pick at 1p CT has to make the pick and *then* trade the player’s rights.

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Mike Query
1 year 6 days ago

The amount of dumb rules in the NBA amazes me.

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Matt Galvin
1 year 6 days ago

Yes it’s a bad rule same with NBATV not been allowed to show Draft live their own crew Csvs get 4/7/12,Lamb,Nick V.,Magic get One and Waiters and Lakers get TT,Evan F. And so on.

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c4confused
1 year 7 days ago

Funny that the Cavs are trying to see if they can get Oladipo considering they passed on him last year. I do think they should trade the pick to Orlando if the package of the number 4 and 12 picks and Afflalo is really what is being offered.

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Justin Melendez
1 year 7 days ago

with philly so called “upping” their offer don’t be surprised if Orlando adds oladipo to the deal. I just hope the cavs trade the picks they receive as well. the cavs already have too many young players.

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c4confused
1 year 7 days ago

If the Magic were to actually add Oladipo, I would accept that deal so fast if I were Cleveland. They could then flip the picks, Dion Waiters and Jarrett Jack’s contract with that. Would be a huge success for the Cavs.

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Joe Orsatti
1 year 7 days ago

They’d be stupid to trade oladipo. Especially after getting nothing for affalo