Kyrie Irving, Jimmer Fredette and the Top NBA Draft Prospects: News and Analysis

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Kyrie Irving, Jimmer Fredette and the Top NBA Draft Prospects: News and Analysis
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With the NBA Draft just three days away, news and rumors pertaining to the draft are swirling faster than ever.

To see just what I'm talking about, look no further than the first overall pick, held by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The thought is that they will use the pick on Kyrie Irving, but there is late speculation that they will go another direction.

Andy Katz of ESPN reported that Derrick Williams is a serious contender for the slot, but that they were still leaning toward taking Irving.

Read into that what you will, but to me, that simply seems like posturing to get someone who might want to take Williams to try to trade up to the first overall pick.

ESPN's Chris Broussard has also reported that the Cavaliers are actively trying to work a deal to get the second pick as well.

The proposed deal would be a three-way trade between the Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The deal would begin with the Cavs taking on Richard Hamilton and his pricey contract and the 8th overall selection. Then, Cleveland would send the eighth pick and the fourth pick (which they already own) to the Timberwolves for the second overall pick.

If the Cavaliers are truly struggling with which of the two players to draft first overall, trading for the second pick will make it easy on them. They could then just take both players.

In a draft that is considered so shallow, there will certainly be some movement as teams try to acquire draft picks for future (and hopefully, better) drafts and others try to stockpile picks in this draft with the hope that this draft will produce stars like any other.

 


For more 2011 NBA draft coverage, stay tuned to Bleacher Report for updated NBA mock drafts, B/R's Big Board of RecruitsNBA draft rumors, NBA draft results and draft grades.

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