Tag: 2012 Draft

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Reports: Cavaliers may trade up to No. 2, down to No. 7, or anywhere


As tends to happen in the hours before the draft, all kinds of trade buzz is out there… but this time there seems some real fire behind the smoke. We likely will see some trades in the top 5 of the draft.

Specifically if the Cavaliers have anything to say about it.

The Bobcats have the No. 2 pick and we told you earlier today they were debating between five offers. That is now down to two finalists, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN.

sources: Charlotte talking with Cavs and Rockets about trading #2 pick. not sure if teams making separate offers or if it’s a 3-way trade.

The Cavaliers had previously offered the No. 4 and the No. 24 (or some second round picks) for the No. 2.

But that’s not all the Cavaliers are looking at, Broussard tweets.

Cleveland has discussed dealing Anderson Varejao for No. 7 (Warriors) and No. 12 (Rockets)

If Cleveland had the No. 4 and the No. 12, would that be enough to get the No. 2 out of Charlotte? And do the Cavaliers really want Bradley Beal that badly?

A lot of questions to be answered in the next couple of hours.

UConn’s Jeremy Lamb declares for NBA draft

Jeremy Lamb

From our friends at CollegeBasketballTalk:

Connecticut’s had 13 players leave early for the NBA during Jim Calhoun’s coaching tenure. Sophomore Jeremy Lamb will be the 14th.

The lanky wing announced his decision Tuesday, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise. He could’ve come out last season after the Huskies’ run to the national title and been a first-round pick. Lamb might be a lottery selection this season.

“It was a difficult decision, but after much prayer and discussion with my parents, I feel that it’s in the best interest of me and my family to declare myself eligible for the upcoming NBA Draft and pursue my dream of playing professional basketball,” Lamb said in a statement.

The 6-5 sophomore is currently projected as the 12th overall pick by DraftExpress, and ESPN.com’s Chad Ford has Lamb at the #12 spot on his NBA draft big board. Lamb’s shooting stroke, smooth game, and insane 7-foot wingspan are what will make him a likely lottery pick on draft night.