"I actually got calls right afterward, while I was standing there doing media," general manager David Griffin said about the immediate aftermath of the draft lottery, when his Cleveland Cavaliers moved up and gained the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, via ESPN.com. "Teams were already reaching out and texting, so I think it will be an active period of time."
With the draft looming and ready to kick off on Thursday night, the calls presumably haven't stopped.
That No. 1 pick is a rather coveted asset, even if a navicular fracture all but eliminated Joel Embiid from contention and dropped the pool of potential picks to a pair of players—Duke's Jabari Parker and Kansas' Andrew Wiggins.
Plenty of teams would love to roster either of the aforementioned forwards, but getting their hands on that top selection is a difficult endeavor. Difficult, but not impossible.
Thus far, five teams have emerged as primary suitors for the asset Cleveland earned during the lottery. But are their best offers going to be enough to sway the Cavs, who have steadfastly rebuffed any and all offers up to this point?