Wolf Track: Cavs looking to add #2 pick?

This comes from Chris Broussard via ESPN.com:

Already owners of the No. 1 pick in the draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to sweeten their position by securing the second pick as well, according to league sources.

The Cavaliers are in discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons about a three-team trade that would give Cleveland the top two picks of next month’s NBA draft.

Chad goes on to say that Cleveland would absorb Rip Hamilton’s deal with the trade exception from Lebron James. The Wolves would the receive the #4 and #8 pick in this Summer’s draft. And the Pistons? I have no idea.

The skepticism on what’s actually being discussed and who goes where leaves this trade as murky at best. But if the Wolves head into the draft with, yet again, three picks in the first round, they could very well leave the draft with two great lottery picks and a newfound first-rounder for 2012, the summer of Clippergeddon. You really can’t argue with that, and would have to give Kahn some serious credit for wheeling and dealing there. But of course, that was all just formulated in my head. The chance it blooms into reality are slim-to-none, as usual. If only…

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Been a Wolves fan for probably way too long to be considered a sane human anymore. An avid golfer in my free time. I cheer for Minnesota sports but live in Florida.

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Jonah Steinmeyer
Jonah Steinmeyer

@mmcsorley29@yahoo.com I still have yet to warm up to the idea of Varejao. His contract is huge and he's coming off an injury anyways. But I do like your approach using both picks to solidify some depth.

mmcsorley29@yahoo.com
mmcsorley29@yahoo.com

I really want to see Varejao in this deal. Then assuming Rubio is coming we could take Kawhi Leonard and Alec Burks and shore up our wing players. Or Kemba and Biyombo. So many options but Varejao and Love together would be amazing!!

Jonah Steinmeyer
Jonah Steinmeyer

@Jeffrey1 It's likely they don't go with Williams, even if they keep the pick. The trade would be great for that reason; only if they can make a move for a potential lottery pick in next year's draft with a combo of picks 4 and 20 or 8 and 20. The Wolves have said that they prefer Beasley's upside over Williams' and I can't help but agree. Williams just isn't the guy for us, but at least we get to use him as trade bait.

Jeffrey1
Jeffrey1

Or.....we grab Williams at number two and trade Beasley for someone good. I doubt if Kahn will pick Williams outright because the need is not there and you're not getting this club where it needs to go with another 19 year old no matter how good he might be.

Jeffrey1
Jeffrey1

I would totally go for this. On one hand, Williams looks like a stud, but is he really what we need what with our stable of forwards? If we could get Kantor at number 4, another good player at number 8 and a pick for next summer (then Rubio appears) I would be one happy fan. Your thoughts?