Cavs Rumors: McLemore, Bynum, Oden, Granger

Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio leads off his latest column by going into more detail on Friday's report, which suggested the Cavaliers were weighing the possibility of drafting Ben McLemore first overall. With Dion Waiters already on board, the fit wouldn't necessarily be ideal, so it remains just one of many options Cleveland is considering. Amico has plenty more notes on the Cavs, so let's check out the highlights from his piece….

  • Due to concerns about Anderson Varejao's ability to stay healthy, the Cavs are expected to focus on adding frontcourt depth this summer.
  • Amico hints that Al Horford and Nikola Pekovic could be among the Cavs' offseason targets as the club looks to add another big man, though the Timberwolves will have the ability to match an offer sheet for the restricted Pekovic, and I'd be surprised if the Hawks traded Horford.
  • Andrew Bynum isn't on Cleveland's radar, but the team is still eyeing Greg Oden, in spite of some skepticism about the health of his knees.
  • The Cavs also have reservations about Danny Granger's knee problems, but still have interest if the Pacers consider moving him, which it sounds like they will.
  • The Mavericks continue to "intensely" shop the No. 13 overall pick, with one offer asking for the Cavs' 31st and 33rd overall picks, along with a 2014 selection, in exchange for the 13th pick and Shawn Marion. Cleveland turned down that proposal, but the club remains a willing trade partner, with only Kyrie Irving viewed as untouchable.
  • Cleveland remains interested in Alex Len and Otto Porter, but would probably want to trade down a little to draft either player, rather than selecting one of them first overall. However, trading down a few spots "appears very unlikely," according to Amico.
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2 thoughts on “Cavs Rumors: McLemore, Bynum, Oden, Granger

  1. Michael D

    Would like to see Cavs trade Dion & the 19th for Orlando’s 2nd pick. Magic are looking for a guard, Waiters was 1st team all-rookie. Then Cavs can take both Noel and McLemore.

    In my eyes McLemore is a better fit with Kyrie than Waiters is. I think it’s telling that the Cavs had Beal rated higher on their draft boards than Waiters prior to last year’s draft; McLemore seems to be a better version of Beal (in my opinion he’s a better shooter, better in transition, better athlete, both not great at creating their own offense).

    We’ll see what happens, but I think inserting Noel and McLemore into this Cavs young core is the best way to go. (Obviously this all depends on how highly Orlando values Waiters).

  2. mclemore will be a way better than beal.cavs would gave to give up more than just waiters and 19th pick for 2nd overall.


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