View Full Version : Sources: Cavs plan to pick Kyrie Irving

06-20-2011, 05:17 PM

The Cavaliers, after taking the temperature of the Timberwolves and Jazz to see if Kyrie Irving could somehow fall to No. 4 in Thursday's NBA draft, are planning to select the former Duke guard as the No. 1 pick and are fielding offers for the fourth pick, league sources said Monday.

In a perfect world for the Cavs, they would draft Irving and former Arizona forward Derrick Williams, which is why they were also interested in dealing for the second pick.

But what they found out is that getting both players would be a stretch.

Utah has called Minnesota in an attempt to move up to No. 2, looking to land Williams or Irving, a source told ESPN.com's Andy Katz. But the Timberwolves were sticking with the plan of keeping the pick if the Cavs don't select Williams, according to a source.

In preparation for the No. 4 pick, Cleveland brought in Kentucky point guard Brandon Knight for a visit Monday.

And former Kentucky student Enes Kanter of Turkey, who was ruled by the NCAA to be permanently ineligible with the school, returned Monday for a second visit.

The Wolves, meanwhile, won't let Williams slip beyond No. 2 and don't plan on trading Michael Beasley or Anthony Randolph.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]Edit: Mary Schmitt Boyer: My NBA sources dispute ESPN report that #Cavs have committed to Kyrie Irving at No. 1, but that doesn't mean they won't wind up taking him. Twitter


Scot Pollard
06-20-2011, 05:17 PM
NO ****!

06-20-2011, 05:23 PM
but yet another souorce says they are looking hard at Tom Coverdale

06-20-2011, 09:28 PM
no surprise here