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.