According to multiple reports on Twitter, seemingly all pointing back to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Cleveland Cavaliers got aggressive in pursuit of the first-overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft. It is being said that the Cavaliers offered four picks in total (Nos. 4, 24, 33, 34) for the lottery ticket that New Orleans and their new ownership currently hold in their possession. The Hornets reportedly declined.
Of course, everyone remembers that the Hornets were possessed by the NBA prior to New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson purchasing the team for $338 million. Everyone also (probably) remembers that league commissioner David Stern nixed a trade of Chris Paul prior to last season before allowing a second attempt to go through.
Has to make you wonder if the offer might have had a better chance before the Hornets were purchased by a real live owner.