Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Aside from congratulatory calls, the Cleveland Cavaliers have received some offers about potential trades for the No. 1 pick, according to general manager David Griffin,
“I actually got calls right afterward, while I was standing there doing media,” Griffin said after the Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday. “Teams were already reaching out and texting, so I think it will be an active period of time.”
This marked the second straight year the Cavaliers have won the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft and third time in the past four overall. The draft will be held June 26.
This time, the Cavaliers moved up from the ninth spot despite just a 1.7 percent chance of winning the top selection.
Griffin, who will select among the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker, said he could trade the pick if he thinks it would serve the team best.
“I’ve said many times that I’d trade me if it made us better,” he said. “We’re going to be open-minded to whatever it is that advances our cause the furthest.”