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Cavs undecided on Irving, No. 1 pick

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08:02 AM ET 06.16 | Either Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott isn't tipping his hand, or the franchise really doesn't know what to do with its pair of top-five picks. Eight days before the NBA draft, Scott told Yahoo! Sports the franchise isn't close to deciding whether to use the No. 1 pick on Duke guard Kyrie Irving or Arizona forward Derrick Williams. The Cavaliers have the first and fourth picks in the June 23 draft in Newark, N.J. Who they decide to take with the top pick could be determined by whether they decide to pursue another guard like Kentucky's Brandon Knight or Connecticut's Kemba Walker at No. 4 -- or whether they receive an enticing trade offer, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Cavs also have workouts scheduled for early next week that will factor in their decision.

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June 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Please take williams.....something about Irving is suspect....

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June 16, 2011  08:28 AM ET

I'm still iffy on Kyrie, I don't know. We just need to get it right.

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June 16, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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Morning Tee. I don't think the Cavs are sold on him either. I think Scott knows what he's doing, don't you?

Morning Sweetheart! BS knows what he's doing. Hopefully management let's him do his job, and they don't get in his way. I would take Kemba or Knight at #4, and Williams at #1. What do you think about Federrette?

June 16, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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I'm still iffy on Kyrie, I don't know. We just need to get it right.

i wish i could put my finger on it ( i hope i'm wrong) but something's not right with him....

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June 16, 2011  09:01 AM ET

3 of the top 6 players projected picks are point guards and not one of them seems to be a "stand-out" no brainer. IMO, and apparently a lot of others, Williams and Walker seems to be a duo that could carry this team in future. You are talking about the two most exciting players to watch during the later rounds of the NCAAs. Given the correct time and Scott's coaching, they would be quite an impressive pair to watch.

June 16, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Please take williams.....something about Irving is suspect....

agreed!

June 16, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Thats right, Keep it that way. Get Williams at #1 and either Kantor or Walker at #4. But by all means, do not pick up Irving at #1. Perhaps make a trade?

June 16, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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I think Gilbert learned his lesson. Scott has alot of say in this draft. He seems to be pretty impressed with Williams and Walker. Federette can rack them up on a good day. I know that much

let hope they will pick up those 2

June 16, 2011  09:04 AM ET

No LBJ and the Heat article?

June 16, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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i wish i could put my finger on it ( i hope i'm wrong) but something's not right with him....

Too much hype for me. I haven't seen enough of him, to waste a #1 on him.

June 16, 2011  09:07 AM ET

At first i was screaming "take Williams take Williams" but i guess the more i think about it, it might be best to do otherwise.

If it's Kyrie then the #4 pick has to be a big. I'm high on Jan Vesely and would love if we took him at #4 but i think the Cavs are leaning towards Jonas Valanciunas or Enes Kanter if he's still there.

However most think the Jazz will take Enes Kanter at #3 and if's that's the case then the Cavs should draft Derrick Williams at #1 and then Brandon Knight at #4.

So either pair Kyrie with Vesely or Kanter.
Or pair Williams with Brandon Knight or Kyrie if the T-Wolves decides to take Knight or someone else.

June 16, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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I think Gilbert learned his lesson. Scott has alot of say in this draft. He seems to be pretty impressed with Williams and Walker. Federette can rack them up on a good day. I know that much

Cool! I agree with you on Federette. If he gets hot, watch out. However, he was cold in their (BYU) elimination game, and he had nothing else to rely on. I was looking to see if/how he could affect the game in other ways, and he didn't show me anything.

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June 16, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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He's another LBJ. Hes either hot or cold.

LOL!

 
June 16, 2011  09:12 AM ET

What a weak Draft... I don't even think teams are interested in trading up..

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