April 20, 2014

NBA Rumors: Cavaliers offer No. 1 pick to Pelicans for Vazquez, picks

The Cleveland Cavalier have reportedly offered the first-overall draft pick to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD reports that the Cavs have offered the top pick in the 2013 NBA Draft for New Orleans point guard Greivis Vasquez, the No. 6 overall pick and a 2014 first-round pick. As Kennedy states, the 2014 NBA Draft is widely considered to be substantially better from a top-end player standpoint.

The Cavaliers have reportedly been attempting to decide between six different players, so acquiring the sixth-overall selection in any potential trade would ensure that Chris Grant would leave Thursday evening’s festivities with one of their top targets.

The 6-foot-6-inch Vazquez is coming off of a solid season where he averaged 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game. He was the 28th-overall selection in 2010 by the Memphis Grizzlies. How he would fit in with the Cavaliers, given the presence of Kyrie Irving, would be worth pondering. The Cavaliers, naturally, have not confirmed the reported trade offer. The Pelicans, however, have denied receiving any such offer.

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  • Harv 21

    That’s 20 years o’Ferry. OK, whatever. Not like he’s gonna stutter, hang out with shady dudes and vaguely scare the bejeebers out of Gordon Gund. I’m down with this.

  • mgbode

    you misunderstood me. 10yr player contract + 5 yr GM contract. but, you’re right, we probably want him for a full 20yrs. maybe put a 5yr minority owner contract in there too?

    thinking we should probably put a clause in that if at any time he finds himself a GM of another team w/ an allstar center, then he needs to trade it to us.

  • mgbode

    well, the main page on hoopshype is saying that OKC is desperately trying to get into the top5 for Len. so, if we draft Len, then obviously we are making a trade with OKC!!!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I don’t want Kendrick Perkins and Derek Fisher!

  • twism242

    GV is not a 2 and would be coming off the bench
    We are talking about a player that averaged 9ast per game last year, that is not what you see from a typical 2 guard, doesn’t even get into the fact that GV played PG all year in NO
    GV would be a great pick up as insurance for Irving getting injured for a a week or 3 which has been the norm

  • dwhit110

    Why don’t you take a look at where GV played for NO 2 and 3 years ago…

    Yes, it was as a 2-guard.

  • Bourn, Michael Bourn

    This would be a good deal for the Cavs. Vazquez is a really smart player who would allow Kyrie to move more into that scoring guard role while he’s on the floor.

    If for instance Porter is their guy, we could package our 6th 19th 31st and 33rd and move up to the 3rd. It would pretty much be like getting a 1st rounder next year and Vazquez for the rest of our draft. I would do that in a heartbeat.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    This here. You can’t go consecutive years without a first rounder. They will still have a first rounder this year if we do this (which I’m glad we didn’t.)

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Yea ‘cuz it’s worked great so far!