NBA rumors: Cavaliers shopping top pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers were awarded the top pick in the upcoming NBA Draft during last night's lottery, but they could end up parting ways with the selection. General manager Chris Grant told reporters -- including Brian Windhorst of ESPN -- that the Cavs are willing to listen to trade offers for the top pick.

"You want to look at all your options and make the best decision for your team," Grant said. "This is a valuable asset that we can add to the group, whether it's in trade or keep it and add a player."
Cleveland has a bevy of picks and young players to move if it so chooses. Beyond the first-overall pick in the upcoming draft, the Cavs own the No. 19, No. 31 and No. 33 selections. They also have three future first-round picks in their arsenal.

Beyond their selection of picks, the Cavs also have more than $20 million in salary cap space available. Because the team has made winning a priority next season -- saying it hopes to make the playoffs -- Cleveland could look to package picks and cap space to acquire a proven veteran player or players.


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