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Wojnarowski: Cavs looking to get 3rd 1st-round pick

Dan Gilbert

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski with an interesting draft rumor:

Cleveland’s trying to get a 3rd first round pick -- in the 20’s -- dangling its two second rounders (32 and 54) and maybe cash, sources say.

There had been rumors that the Cavs had been trying get a 3rd 1st round pick by trading down with their #4 pick, but now it looks like they’re trying to trade up. For a team in full rebuild mode, as Cleveland clearly is, more first-round picks is probably never a bad thing. The #32 and #54 picks may not look that attractive, but trading a late first-rounder for two second-round picks would prevent a team from having to hand out a guaranteed contract on the rookie scale.

Billionaire Cavaliers owner has never been shy about spending whatever it takes on his team, but there may be owners who feel that a late-20s pick in this draft simply isn’t worth the guaranteed money.