Cavs Expected To Be ‘Aggressive’ In Exploring Trades For No. 3 Pick

The Cavaliers will be aggressive in seeking trades involving their first-round pick, with an eye on young All-Star level talent to help “accelerate their rebuild,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said on NBA Countdown.Koby Altman

General manager Koby Altman sat at a desk and watched as the Cavs ended up with the No. 3 overall pick in Tuesday night’s lottery.

The Cavs drafted No. 5 overall in each of the previous two seasons, landing starting point guard Darius Garland (2019) and starting small forward Isaac Okoro (2020).

Prospects expected to be selected in the Nos. 1-4 range this year include Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham, USC center Evan Mobley, Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs and G League Ignite guard Jalen Green.

Cunningham has said he will only visit one team ahead of the draft — whoever won the first pick.

The Pistons won the No. 1 overall pick, followed by the Rockets, Cavs, Raptors and Magic, respectively. You can view the complete draft order for the first and second rounds right here.

The NBA Draft is scheduled for July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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  1. Im a little confused. We’re hearing it a deep draft, and that there are “can’t miss” players in the top five. “Game changers”.

    If the plan is to trade that pick, why would any “aggression” be needed at all? Shouldnt Cavs be more conservative about trading the pick, and for the other team to ne the “aggressive” side in attaining this valuable pick?

    Agrsessively trying to sell something has high demand. Maybe aggressive in asking price is what they mean, but aggressive in simply trading the pick makes it sound like they’ll be willing to take less than its worth just to move it.

    This language may be another way of the team selling the idea (to fans) that Collin Sexton will be traded. Which Is a debatable topic, so its easy to say we even gave up Collin Sexton to get a deal done, Cavs were “aggressive by putting him up for trade.

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