NBA Rumors: Trading for No. 2 Pick Would Give Cavaliers Incredibly Bright Future

Josh Schoch@JoshSchochAnalyst IIIJune 26, 2012

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 18:  Bradley Beal #23 of the Florida Gators smiles on the bench late in the second half against the Norfolk State Spartans during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 18, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a chance to set the foundation for one of the best backcourts in the league if they trade for the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA draft from the Charlotte Bobcats.

According to, Cleveland is looking to trade up in order to grab Brad Beal out of Florida.

"The Cavs hold the #4 and #24 picks in the 2012 NBA Draft and do not appear to want either pick. The Cavs have eyes for Florida’s Brad Beal and they know that if they stay at #4 they know the Wizards are taking Beal with the #3.

"League sources say there is a standing offer of the #4 and #24 to Charlotte for the rights to the #2 pick and it seems if something better does not surface they may trigger a deal."

The Cavaliers are clearly trying to package their two first round picks (No. 4 and No. 24) in order to steal Beal away from the Washington Wizards, who look to draft him at No. 3.

The Cavs took Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 overall selection in last year's NBA draft, and Irving has looked like a stud. He won Rookie of the Year, thanks to his 18.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game last season.

Irving is going to be a star in the NBA in a few years' time, and he is the centerpiece for Cleveland's rebuilding scheme.

With an early pick in this year's draft, the Cavs are looking to get him a fellow star in the backcourt in the form of Beal.

The Florida shooting guard has an impressive stroke. He is so smooth with his shot that he has drawn comparisons to Ray Allen.

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Beal has the shot from range to be a great shooting guard, but what makes him special is his athleticism. He has great hops and is so forceful on the glass that he led the Gators in rebounds last season over center Patric Young.

Beal and Irving are both multi-dimensional players. They can affect the game in so many ways that they are sure to be NBA stars.

By trading up to take Beal, the Cavs would ensure that they have one of the premier backcourts in the NBA a couple of years.

With a tandem of Irving and Beal in the backcourt, the Cavs would simply need to add an elite big man to form a championship-caliber team in a few years.