Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Cavaliers are making a late push to get Australian guard Dante Exum into Cleveland for an interview and a possible workout before Thursday’s NBA draft.
However, it would be unlikely Exum would make the trip to Cleveland without an assurance there is a deal in place for the Cavaliers to take him.
Exum has worked out for the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic, who have picks No. 2-4, respectively.
With All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving already in the lineup, the Cavaliers are unlikely to take Exum with the No. 1 pick, but he could be an option for the team if it trades down in the draft.
Cleveland has a few offers for the No. 1 pick, including potential trades with the Magic and the Utah Jazz, who pick at No. 5.
If Cleveland holds on to the selection, it is deciding between former Kansas star Andrew Wiggins and Duke’s Jabari Parker at No. 1.
If the draft order stays as is, and Parker and Wiggins go in the top two picks, Exum likely will go at No. 3 to Philadelphia or No. 4 to Orlando