Chris Broussard who covers the NBA for “ESPN.com” reported Saturday that according to his sources the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently looking into a possible three team trade that could land them the second pick in next month’s NBA Draft. According to the report the Cavaliers would send the Pistons their $14.6 million trade exception to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for veteran guard Richard Hamilton and the Piston’s draft pick which is the number eight selection in the first round. Cleveland then would trade the Minnesota Timberwolves that pick plus the Cavaliers number four pick in the first round for the second selection in the draft.
If the scenario comes to fruition the Cavaliers would take Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the first selection and then take Arizona Wildcats forward Derrick Williams at number two. Cleveland then would release the veteran Hamilton. The report states that the Pistons would not make the deal without receiving players in return as well as the trade exception.
The Timberwolves have been rumored to be entertaining proposals to trade the second pick in the draft which will be held on June 23. Williams who is the consensus number two pick by most pundits would not be a good fit for the T-Wolves as they are well stocked at the small forward slot. Minnesota is thought to have interest in center Enes Kantner from Turkey who may not be worthy of being the second pick in the draft.