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NBA Draft Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Desire To Trade Down?

For Utah Jazz fans, the NBA Draft rumors have been floating around lately about the Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers talking about a potential trade. The Cavaliers were hoping to draft Kansas big man Joel Embiid with the number one pick. However, after the foot injury that led to surgery for Embiid, Cleveland was rumored to be looking elsewhere.

Saturday afternoon, rumors were swirling about the Cavaliers leaning towards selecting Duke forward Jabari Parker. Now, as of late Saturday night, Cleveland could be still leaning towards taking a chance on Embiid.

As Jazz fans know, the rumor that the Jazz and Cavaliers have talked consisted of the Jazz sending Derrick Favors and the fifth pick to Cleveland for the number one overall pick. A report on that trade, says the Jazz are wanting to trade up with the desired target draftee being Andrew Wiggins. Another team in that range that has a strong desire to draft Wiggins, is the Philadelphia 76ers.

There is a chance that the 76ers might have a better chance at landing a trade with the Cavaliers, due to the fact that they own two picks in the top ten and could send a player like Thaddeus Young to sweeten the pot. As far as the other team in that three to five range, the Orlando Magic, reportedly haven’t heard much out of Cleveland.

Orlando does have some pieces that could attract Cleveland as well. They own the number four overall pick, as well as the 12th pick in the first round, and have reportedly been open to trading Aaron Afflalo.

The NBA Draft rumor that the Cavaliers are calling wanting to trade back is reassuring to Jazz fans. However, the rumor that the Cavaliers will keep the number one pick and draft Jabari Parker is probably more of an accurate rumor.

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