Report: Cavs fielding numerous calls already for Brooklyn pick

Report: Cavs fielding numerous calls already for Brooklyn pick

The Brooklyn pick the Cleveland Cavaliers obtained from the Celtics in the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade was said to be the most coveted part of the deal for the Cavs.

Apparently, it is for other NBA teams as well. 

The Cavaliers have fielded numerous calls about a potential trade for the pick, Cleveland.com reports. It has the potential to be a top five selection this June based on the sagging fortunes of the Nets.

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As owners of Brooklyn's No. 1 pick, which could be a top-five pick in next year's draft, Cleveland has fielded numerous calls already about a potential trade. It could be a part of a major trade package for the Cavs later this year, or, conceivably, the Cavs could make that pick next June.

So, do the Cavs hold on to the pick as the start of a rebuild after what's reported to be the inevitable departure of LeBron James after this season? Or do they try and trade it for player(s) to make one last run with King James and a banged-up Thomas, who likely won't be ready for Opening Night, Oct. 17, when the Cavs and Celtics meet in Cleveland?

It's a situation the Celtics found themselves in numerous times with the picks they got from the Nets in the Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett deal. 


CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Conversation with Celtics fan and New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb


CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Conversation with Celtics fan and New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb

A conversation with Celtics fan and culture writer for the New York Times, Sopan Deb

10:00 -- Celtics struggling since returning home, lack of a second scorer. Should the Celtics make a move. Is a trade more likely than using the DPE on a buyout?

16:40 -- New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb -- follow him on Twitter -- joins the Celtics Talk Podcast to talk about how he became a big fan, going back to the Antoine Walker/Paul Pierce years.

20:20 -- Deb talks about whether he feels the Celtics have over achieved this season, plus he weighs-in on whether the C’s should look to make a deal.

22:15 -- Would he go all-in on Anthony Davis if he ever became available?

26:40 -- Speaking of New Orleans . .. we talk about how they could be a tough match-up in the playoffs for any team, including the Warriors.

29:30 -- Sopan discusses the drama and “fighting” the NBA went through this week.

31:25 -- Finally, as we do with all of our guests, we ask Sopan: Will Gordon Hayward return this season?

Also, Brian Scalabrine sits down with  Brad Stevens to discuss what he might do when his coaching career is over.


Report: Celtics sign veteran forward Jarelle Eddie


Report: Celtics sign veteran forward Jarelle Eddie

The name Jarelle Eddie may not be familiar to you, but he's spent some time with the Celtics.

Four days, to be precise, just prior to the start of the 2014-15 season. He was signed on Oct. 23, right after being waived by the Atlanta Hawks out of training camp, and then released on Oct. 27.

But now he's back . . . 

Eddie, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound small forward, went undrafted after playing four seasons at Virginia Tech. He's bounced from team to team over the last four years, and actually got into 26 games with the Wizards in 2015-16.

Here's a look at some of his most recent work, with the G League's Windy City Bulls: