It's being rumored that the Orlando Magic have offered their #4 and #12 pick in Thursday's NBA draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers for their #1 overall. The Magic are also willing to throw in 28 year old swingman Arron Afflalo to sweeten the deal.
Are you kidding me? Dan Gilbert, do this deal NOW!!!
I know that Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker are the "can't miss" guys, but look at what the Cavs could do.
Getting Afflalo is the key to this deal. You get a guy who averaged 18 PPG last year and works well with young players, BONUS! Cleveland needs another leader and let's be honest, Luol Deng isn't going to stay.
If you look at it from the draft picks side, this is a win win. Moving down to #4 they get the opportunity to take Kansas C Joel Embiid, who they loved all along until his foot injury took him out of the #1 pick conversation. If they don't like Embiid, Juluis Randle, Dante Exum and Aaron Gordon could be available for the taking. When you look further down to the #12 spot, guys like Doug McDermott, Nik Stauskas, Gary Harris and Kyle Anderson could be around.
In a perfect world, the Cavs 2014 opening day lineup could look like this...
G-Gary Harris (R)
C-Joel Embiid (R)
6th man-Arron Afflalo
This lineup could win the East, hands down and is better than anything Miami could put together. I'm sure you noticed LeBron in the starting five, why wouldn't I put him there? After all, isn't this what this year's draft is all about?
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