Cavaliers say they are open to trading top pick

noelvandygameJust because the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery last night, let’s not be so quick to assume former Kentucky center Nerlens Noel will end up with the Cavs.

In fact, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Cleveland will consider trading the No. 1 overall pick.

An excerpt:

It happened, and now the real work begins for (GM Chris) Grant — what to do with the top selection in the June 27 NBA draft. An already-young roster paired with what is generally considered to be a weak draft means that questions already are being asked about whether the Cavaliers will trade the No. 1 pick. The top selection in the draft has only been traded once in the lottery era, in 1993.

“We’re open,” Grant said. “We’re going to look at all our options and make the decision based on what’s best for the franchise — short-term and long-term.”

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