Latest On Cavs’ Pick At No. 5

With Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, R.J. Barrett, and De’Andre Hunter looking like strong bets to be the first four picks off the board in tonight’s draft, the Cavaliers are expected to select Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland at No. 5, according to reports from Marc Stein of The New York Times and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter links).

However, that pick is not yet set in stone. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst (Twitter links), the Cavs like Garland, but are still entertaining trade offers to move down from No. 5.

Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports (via Twitter) that the Cavaliers have received inquiries from the Timberwolves, Bulls, and Celtics about the No. 5 pick, but they’ve yet to get an offer they like.

Minnesota already moved up from No. 11 to No. 6. If the Wolves are set on a specific player, such as Garland, perhaps they’d be willing to give up another asset to move up one more spot.

Besides Garland, Texas Tech swingman Jarrett Culver could also be a target for teams considering a move into the top five. Jeff Goodman of Stadium (Twitter link) hears that the Cavs haven’t even ruled out the possibility of selecting Culver themselves.

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13 thoughts on “Latest On Cavs’ Pick At No. 5

  1. KnicksFanCavsFan

    C’mon Cavs. Let’s not make this too difficult. Take one of Reddish, White or Garland and keep it moving. We should be adding to the 5th and 26th using that JR Smith contract not moving backwards. We don’t have enough high-end talent to be cute.

    • OhThatYoGirl

      Reddish is trash, friend. They should be choosing between Culver, Garland or Hunter if he’s there. Dassit.

    • brian_james

      I doubt that trading JR Smith would get a draft pick. They’d probably have to give up a pick to get rid of him

      • Bryan

        Wrong. jr Smith contract one of the biggest commodity tonight because only being 3.9 guaranteed. Teams wanting to get out of bad contract will trade for JR and give Cavs a pick for taking on bad contract. And then turn around and cut JR. exact reason why is still on Cavs because his contract is a HUGE OPPORTUNITY for teams right now. Someone will have to give Cavs a 1st rounder to get that contract.

      • kingcong95

        JR Smith is guaranteed for $4 but can be traded as $15. The other team can dump guaranteed money on the Cavs for the fee of a pick or two.

      • KnicksFanCavsFan

        You have no idea what you’re talking about. He’s going to be cut immediately after the trade. He’s washed…mildewy level washed. You know, when you leave your clothes in the dryer too long and they’re not complete dry? It’s the non-guaranteed aspect of an expiring contract. Helps teams save money.

  2. jump shot

    Draft Garland and trade the other young guard while he still has (some) value. He’s Patrick Beverley 2.0…. solid/decent, tough, gritty, but nothing special.

  3. Not sure if the NBA even has a draft pick chart like the NFL does but is the Hawks’ #8, #17, #35 really that much better than the Celtics’ #14, #20, #22 ?

    • justinept

      There isnt a chart because you dont find value throughout 5he NBA draft like you do in the NFL draft. But typically, the 8 pick alone is worth more than 14 and 22.

  4. dust44

    Drafting 2 PGs back to back under 6’3. Feels like a Cavs thing to do… SMH. Take Culver and keep it moving

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