July 29, 2014

2012 NBA Draft: Cavs Make Official Offer for No. 2 Pick

Though the last few weeks have been littered with preliminary discussions, multiple reports now indicate that the Cleveland Cavaliers have made an offer to the Charlotte Bobcats to acquire the second-overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

The Cavaliers, who reportedly covet Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal, have offered the Nos. 4, 24 and 33 picks for the Nos. 2 and 31 selections. If the deal is agreed to, Charlotte would subsequently take Beal at No. 2 for Cleveland and Cleveland would take Kansas power forward Thomas Robinson at No. 4 for Charlotte.

The Bobcats have long been rumored to demand that forward Tyrus Thomas be included in any deal for the second-overall pick, but have apparently loosened these restrictions. Thomas is due roughly $26 million over the next three seasons.

Beal is widely considered to be the second-best prospect in the 2012 class, possessing an offensive skill set that has been compared to long-time shooting guard Ray Allen.The 6-foot-5-inch Beal averaged 14.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Gators in 2011-12.

The Cavs have also expressed interest in acquiring either the seventh- (Golden State) or twelfth-overall (Houston) selection by dealing center Anderson Varejao.

[Related: WFNY’s 2012 NBA Draft Roundtable]

  • NamedMyKidPrice

    Dont know if im sold on this.

  • saggy

    Booooooo!!

  • saggy

    in that ESPN players-as-GM draft Beal got picked 19th or something like that. That’s what the current pros think of his game.

  • JNeids

    I hope it’s not enough to appease Charlotte.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    MKG went 2 Beal probably 3 oh well…I’m guessing Barnes is the guy @ 4 unless trade

  • Lyon25

    Man, did not think Charlotte would take MKG. Guess the trade is still on if we take Robinson

  • JNeids

    It’s 7:50, the Cavs are on the clock, and I am terrified right now…

  • http://twitter.com/oribiasi oribiasi

    Oh god Dion Waiters…

  • Jack

    we just took a guy who can’t shoot and is shorter than beal

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I guess those early reports were on I figured Barnes was it once MKG and Beal went. Seems high for Waiters I don’t know maybe they have a deal in the works to move up for next pick.