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Cleveland Cavaliers Come Up Short with Offer for No. 1: Analyzing the Attempt
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Anthony Davis won't be paired next to Kyrie Irving anytime soon.

It doesn't hurt to try.

According to Chad Ford of ESPN, the Cleveland Cavaliers offered their bundle of draft selections—the fourth, 24th, 32nd and 33rd overall selections—in exchange for the No. 1 pick from New Orleans and the rights to Anthony Davis.

While the offer isn't terrible, the Hornets were wise to decline. Davis is the only franchise player the 2012 NBA draft class has to offer, and the team could desperately use him to give a quick boost to their rebuilding project.

The Cavs, on the other hand, were looking to hit a home run here. Pairing the Kentucky stud forward next to Kyrie Irving could have very well been the start of a dynasty in Cleveland.

But it's time to stop dreaming and realize that this dynamic duo isn't going to be happening any time soon.

The attempt in itself, however, teaches us some things about the Cavs.

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