NBA Draft: Cavs to host McLemore, Porter, Oladipo and Franklin

The Cleveland Cavaliers will reportedly play host to a slew of wing players on Wednesday. Andy Katz of ESPN reports that Chris Grant will hold a workout for Kansas’ Ben McLemore, Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr., Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin.

The four players will provide one of several workouts that the Cavaliers are reportedly holding as the team hosted injured UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett earlier this week, and will host both Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel and Maryland’s Alex Len on Thursday and Friday, respectively. While individual visits have lost their luster over the years as agents have held players from participating, it was at this type of visit where current Cavaliers power forward reportedly Tristan Thompson impressed the front office so much that they used the fourth-overall selection on him in 2011.

The Cavaliers currently hold the first, nineteenth, thirty-first and thirty-third picks in the upcoming draft. They are widely considered to be selecting one of the centers first overall, but recent reports say that no decision has been made by the Cavs’ front office at this point. The draft is set for June 27.

[Related: Top Pick Debate: No Clear Answer, But Several Theories To Rule Out]

  • Harv 21

    Grant is hurting my brain. So, then who’s left to be the annual surprise #1 he never brought in – the Greeky Nigerian?

    OK, go on, Chris, shlep ‘em all into town, you’re bound to make at least one lotto team worried enough to talk trade.

  • mgbode

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    now the internet vowel key is stuck for me too because having Jamal Franklin visit indicates we are not actually serious about him #GrantMindGames

  • mgbode

    I’m hoping we whisk away Giannis to Assumption for Church and Taki’s to eat (or many of the other fine Greek eateries around town) and convince him that he needs to bomb all other team interviews and allow himself to slip to us in round2.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Grant had one year with two very surprising picks (last year) because he grabbed two players that he hadn’t brought in for workouts.
    The year before, he had Kyrie and TT, both guys that made it to Cleveland.
    So, this year, we should be back on track with guys that Grant has brougth in and NEXT year will be the year of surprises.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Noel and Len in a battle of injured big men should be epic!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I knew you smelled what da Rock was cookin’!

    OH YEAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAa!

  • Jaker

    My head is going to explode

  • Jaker

    OR! We have one surprise and one ‘that we saw coming’!!! I’m so confused.

    I’m still holding out for Reggie Bullock at 19. Guy can play.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    I would not be disappointed with a Noel and Bullock duo. Personally, I see another trade up this year. Maybe it is that supposed deal with Dallas (31& 33 for Marion & #13) maybe it’s something else. Regardless, I don’t see us having 4 rookies on our roster next year. I think 3 would be a huge stretch.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    I would not be disappointed with a Noel and Bullock duo. Personally, I see another trade up this year. Maybe it is that supposed deal with Dallas (31& 33 for Marion & #13) maybe it’s something else. Regardless, I don’t see us having 4 rookies on our roster next year. I think 3 would be a huge stretch.