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Old 05-28-2011, 04:43 PM   #54
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Default Re: Rumor: 3 Team Trade (CLE-MIN-DET): CLE get #2 too

Originally Posted by bagelred
Just read the OP. First reaction? How far has RIP's stock fallen to give up a Top 10 pick just to be rid of him....geez.

Also, is the player Cavs getting at #2 MUCH better than what they get at #4? Seems like a steep price taking Hamilton's huge contract for a 2 spot move up.
Well, since we know the players in question, we can dissect it ourselves. Moving up to No. 2 is a clear indication that the Cavs want a Irving/Williams combo. In all likelihood, Kanter or Valanciunas would be the pick at 4, from everything I'm hearing (unless Williams was to somehow drop, which I doubt).

So, the question for the Cavs' FO is this...

Is Williams' potential that much higher in the NBA than the two Euro big men? Apparently, if they pull off the deal, the answer is an unequivocal 'yes.'

I will say that Williams seemed to have the 'it' factor in both the conference tourney and the national tourney last season. What his role on this Cavs team will be remains clouded, though... The uncertainty about his position is a little concerning to me, but then again, if the Cavs are willing to give up so much to move up, they must already have a plan in mind.

One thing is for sure... It would be a damn exciting turn of events to have the Top 2 picks in the draft entering next season.
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