The Cleveland Cavaliers highly value their No. 3 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
So much so, they would reportedly reject an offer from the Oklahoma Ctiy Thunder of rising superstar Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the No. 6 pick for their prized No. 3 pick.
Per @JakeLFischer the Cavaliers would turn down an offer of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the no. 6 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft for the no. 3 pick.
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) July 28, 2021
Most sports pundit expect the Cavs to use the No. 3 pick on Evan Mobley.
Still, an offer comprising of another top-10 pick and Gilgeous-Alexander is highly enticing. In fact, Gilgeous-Alexander is one of the best young players in the league.
The 23-year-old had a breakout campaign last season as he averaged a career-best 23.7 points and 5.9 assists per game. He significantly grew under the tutelage of All-Star Chris Paul during the 2019-20 season.
Nonetheless, the Cavs have reportedly made it known it would take a “godfather” offer for them to let go of the No.3 pick.