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A very interesting take from si.com


Numerous sources with direct knowledge of the Cavaliers' thinking privately insist they haven't made up their minds on the top pick, this despite the fact that Duke point guard Kyrie Irving has so long been considered a lock for that spot and no medical problems have arisen relating to his toe injury that kept him out of most of last season.

Cleveland coach Byron Scott said as much as publicly in an interview with Yahoo! Sports recently. It remains unclear whether that's a smokescreen or the truth, but one executive posed a question my way that made a whole lot of sense.

Could Cleveland be attempting to devalue Minnesota's No. 2 pick that is so widely known to be available at a steep price?


And considering the Cavaliers would be more than happy to give the Timberwolves their No. 4 (with other pieces involved, of course) for a chance to go 1-2, muddying these waters would help their cause and possibly force Minnesota to work with them on that sort of a package.



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