Chicago team sources said there was no truth to the rumors of moving up, per Goodwill's report, and if that's the case the Bulls could have Porter fall to them at No. 7 given how much his draft stock fluctuated recently due to injury concerns. If that's what you are looking for, then go back to Google or Bing or whatever the hell you were using.
"Kemba Walker was dangled by Charlotte before the trade deadline", Begley continued "If you could somehow land a player like him in a trade prior to the draft ... shortly after the draft, I certainly think that would impact LeBron's thinking". So I got four. If they can retain James and make a couple other moves to better their squad, they could be even more unsafe next season.
After the Cavs' Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Finals, Love addressed the uncertainty surrounding his and James' futures with the team. They never came close, and without a dependable second scoring option or a guard, James was forced to shoulder a heavier load than ever.
Love, George Hill, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith, Jordan Clarkson and Korver are on the books for a combined $95,368,590 in 2018-19.
Landing Kevin Love would definitely lift up this team's chances in the Eastern Conference, although they would have to trade away Otto Porter Jr, the 15th overall pick in this Draft, and a future 1st and 2nd round pick in order to get him.
And it's why you see them linked to the likes of Chandler Parsons, whose $49.2 million over the next two years the Memphis Grizzlies are desperately trying to unload.
We do, however, believe they need to pull out all the stops to convince LeBron to stay. And momentum for the Cavs to select the Missouri freshman forward only gained steam on Thursday morning, when ESPN's Jonathan Givony released his final mock draft.
Ideally, the Cavs would know LeBron's plans before entering a critically important draft. A team like the Rockets with a James Harden could be one, but until James makes a decision, it's all speculation for now.