Eastern Draft Notes: Cavs, Wizards, Bulls

The Cavaliers will cast a “wide net” when searching for the right prospect to select with the No. 5 overall pick, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com writes. Kevin Porter Jr. (USC) and Bol Bol (Oregon) are two of the players the team will consider in that spot.

Porter, who was suspended during the 2018/19 season for a “personal conduct issue” at USC, met with the Cavs on Wednesday. The team plans to bring him in for a pre-draft workout in the coming weeks.

Bol underwent measurements at the combine in Chicago but is not expected to workout or conduct interviews. The 7’2″ center suffered a foot injury back in December and was unable to play the remainder of the campaign for the Ducks.

Here’s more from on the draft from teams in the Eastern Conference:

  • Cam Reddish will meet with the Cavaliers on Friday, Fedor adds in the same piece. Reddish is a candidate to be a top-five pick.
  • The Wizards hold the No. 9 overall pick and they have interviewed several top prospects, according to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post (Twitter link). Reddish, Coby White (North Carolina), Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga), Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech), and Jordan Poole (Michigan) were interviewed by Washington. Other players who the team sat down with included Eric Paschall (Villanova), KZ Okpala (Stanford), and Ty Jerome (Virginia).
  • Prior to the combine, the Bulls worked out six prospects, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic relays (Twitter link). Alpha Diallo (Providence), Fletcher Magee (Wofford), Isaiah Roby (Nebraska), Justin Turner (Bowling Green), Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State), Zach Norvell (Gonzaga/Simeon) all participated in drills with the team.
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17 thoughts on “Eastern Draft Notes: Cavs, Wizards, Bulls

    • hiflew

      The top two players in this draft will not be Zion and Ja. Maybe one, maybe the other, maybe neither. At least one will disappoint. Bet it.

    • fieldsj2

      The talent is there! I just wonder if that skinny frame can hold up 82 games a year…

  1. Dionis

    Bol Bol is Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett in one. The Cavaliers would be lethal with Bol at center and Kevin at the 4.

  2. knickscavsfan

    Feels like it’s a reach at the 5th pick. I can’t see Cavs choosing them that high. Both rank between 11-20 on most boards. Cavs must do due diligence on all of them since they have a second pick in the 1st at 26th. Maybe they might jump up into the teens if they like one of them enough. Bol is too much of a project to take at #5 and I’ve heard concerns over Porter’s work ethic.

    • hiflew

      I could see them making a deal with the Hawks. Atlanta is coveting Jarrett Culver from what I have read. Perhaps #5 and another asset for 8 and 10. Not sure what that asset would be, perhaps an expiring deal like Tristan Thompson or John Henson, but could be interesting.

      • I would love to see the cavs make a trade with the hawks. They obviously need young talent and two picks in the top 10 would be amazing. Find a quality guard (such as Reddish) at 8 to pair with Sexton, then take a big at 10

  3. x%sure

    Oh boy. GM Altman is just chatting I hope. Surely the Cavs are not going to try to outsmart everyone again.

    Altman is going to be able to take Hunter or Culver. Be happy with that, fella! Porter looks like a Dion Waiters, who has had a good couple of years if you add up all the good parts. And Bol, once puts enough syllables on his frame he will be too heavy for it.

    Chris, via the link, nobody said Reddish is a top 5 pick.
    More like top 10.

    • ohioplayers

      +1 like

      Morant and Zion will likely be the top two but that leaves one of the SF’s in Barrett, Reddish and Hunter on the board at 5. I’d be happy with any of them

      Clarke and Culver are also good players and Hayes is the top C but not a player I’m as interested in

      I wonder if they may try to stay at 5 and also move up from the Rockets pick into the teens

      • x%sure

        Hachimura and Washington might be good targets for that… If a guard is taken with the #5

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