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Stunned Cavs open to dealing top pick

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07:10 AM ET 05.22 | Cleveland hasn't won a whole lot lately, which is how it wound up with Tuesday's win in the lottery in the first place. When the Cavaliers learned they would have the No. 1 pick for the second time in two years thanks to a lucky lottery draw, it was mostly disbelief. ... 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," [Chris 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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May 22, 2013  08:15 AM ET

How much is Dan Gilbert sliding D.Stern for these picks?? Lebron, Kyrie and now another one? Hmmmmm

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May 22, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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How much is Dan Gilbert sliding D.Stern for these picks?? Lebron, Kyrie and now another one? Hmmmmm

Gilbert wasn't the owner when we picked LeBron.

May 22, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Trade the pick and your two studs for Lebron. Bahahaha

May 22, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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Gilbert wasn't the owner when we picked LeBron.

Is Usher still around?

May 22, 2013  08:39 AM ET

I know the guy is a stud defensively, but it kind of sucks to pick a guy who may only start playing around Christmas.

May 22, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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I know the guy is a stud defensively, but it kind of sucks to pick a guy who may only start playing around Christmas.

Which gives the Cavs another lottery season. They need somebody who can help them now. Kyrie will be gone once they start making it to the playoffs again. They need a veteran star to help Kyrie now...

May 22, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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Trade it but don't draft Noel.

The Cavs sure have some assets and cash. Chris better not screw this up.


I'm agreeing with you that they should not draft Noel. He is not worthy of being a number 1 pick.

May 22, 2013  09:05 AM ET

The Cavs sure have some assets and cash. Chris better not screw this up.


I'm agreeing with you that they should not draft Noel. He is not worthy of being a number 1 pick.

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May 22, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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congrats to the cavs....this should help, but they better get it right, or if Kyrie does not see improvement from what 25 27 wins, then I think he bolts. Better to be lucky than good

And it starts....

May 22, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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If Gilbert takes Noel w/ the # 1 pick he's an idiot.

I hope the owner is not the one making the selection.

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May 22, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Is Noel better than Varajeo, Thompson, and Zellar? Could the Cavs sign Howard, and then use the draft to obtain a wing? Howard, Varajeo, Irving, Waiters, and a wing player could make for a dynamic and exciting team, with Thompson and Zellar available to come off the bench.

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