The Cleveland Cavaliers are already going to have a remade roster heading into the 2017-18 season. The team has acquired guard’s Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose as well as forward Jae Crowder. It has also shipped off Kyrie Irving in the deal to acquire both Thomas and Crowder.
Now comes this report from Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com indicating that the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs are already shopping the first-round pick they acquired from Boston in the Irving deal.
“As owners of Brooklyn’s No. 1 pick, which could be a top-five pick in next year’s draft, Cleveland has fielded numerous calls already about a potential trade,” Vardon reported. “It could be a part of a major trade package for the Cavs later this year, or, conceivably, the Cavs could make that pick next June.”
Some believe Cleveland should hold on to that pick as a way to potentially rebuild should LeBron James actually leave in free agency next summer.
Though, it is a pretty darn good asset. Boasting the worst record in the NBA last season the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round pick (acquired from Boston) is a major asset. In reality, the Cavaliers could potentially turn that into another star player to go with James and Thomas.
It will definitely be interesting to see what comes of this.