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Cavs thinking Enes at #1 overall?


Enes Kanter is set to work out for the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time and the widespread assumption was that it was because Cleveland wanted to take a look at him again after they became intrigued with the notion of taking Jonas Valancius with the fourth overall pick.  According to Kanter’s agent, Max Ergul, that might not be the case.  The Cavs might be thinking a little bigger.  Here’s what Ergul told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:

Agent Max Ergul also told Minnesota reporters Kanter was not ”auditioning” for the No. 4 pick, clearly indicating he thought his client could be taken with the No. 1 pick.

If the Cavs do indeed surprise everyone by taking Enes with the top overall pick, it could create a domino effect that might impact Brandon Knight.  The Timberwolves pick second and with Ricky Rubio agreed to join the squad, don’t really need a point guard, so their rumored interest in trading the pick could heat up even more.  That would leave Utah at #3 with the option of taking Knight, the player they’ve been linked to all along, or one of the two players long projected in the top two spots – Irving and Arizona’s Derrick Williams.  Could the Cavs end up with both Kanter and Knight?  There appears to be at least a glimmer of a chance.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

17 Comments for Cavs thinking Enes at #1 overall?

  1. Don't Understand
    1:42 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Why do we put so much emphasis on Enes even though he never played for us!

  2. Ken
    1:43 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    If you think about it, this would be a smart move by the Cavs, not only are you getting 2 really good players, but 2 players that have been working out together for over a year. Chemistry is huge in the NBA, these 2 would have a jump start on most others. I have thought this since I saw the lottery, I am a UK fan, but realistically think it makes the most sense.

  3. knightynight
    1:48 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    1) Why do you put so much emphasis on dumb questions? He is one of us.

  4. knightynight
    1:49 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    and don’t try to act like he wasn’t a part of our final four run. Harrelson can attribute his play and possibly landing in the NBA to Enes helping him improve.

    His ill-advised tweet is also a reason haha

  5. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    1:52 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    They still need a point guard even if they have Rubio.

  6. bung
    2:00 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Enes is a Wildcat

  7. Jorts the BWK
    2:06 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    @1 – What are you talking about? Best student-assistant coach ever.

  8. Lincoln Park
    2:10 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    1) Without Enes, Jorts is an after-thought and we don’t make the FF. It may be difficult for you, but try to envision the cause and effect beyond what you actually see on gameday.

  9. DailyObserver
    2:17 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    The only two things I like about Cleveland are Lake Erie and Valerie Bertinelli.

  10. David E.
    2:20 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Enes is a Wildcat for life! Wouldn’t it be great for Enes to go #1 and give Coach Cal a huge shout out? Another #1 pick for Cal. 🙂

  11. David E.
    2:21 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    I love Cleveland! Go Browns!

  12. TheVig
    2:23 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Dick Stalker says it’s not Cleveland’s job to know that Duke guards are soft.

  13. TheVig
    2:28 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    #1 – Don’t Understand – Kentucky reserved a scholarship for the big man, spent a pretty penny to fight the NCAA’s ruling of ineligibility (and appeal), and would have suffered consequences had Enes Kanter’s GPA not been acceptable during the semesters he was enrolled in the school (as it was calculated in with the rest of the team even though he wasn’t allowed to play).

    He was and is a part of “us” to the very core. Now get with the program and take that pacifier out of your butt.

  14. Alan
    2:38 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    Washington Post reported this morning that the Wizards are looking to move up to the 2 spot. According to the Post they would be looking at Williams with that pick. If Kanter goes first it could be Kanter, Williams, Irving, Knight. I would rather Kanter come to DC to play with Wall.

  15. MNCAT
    2:48 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t think Rubio fills the T-Wolves lacuna at point guard, but I agree that it’s doubtful that David Kahn will draft a point this year, because that would be tantamount to admitting the collosal failure of his 09 draft, where he took two points in the lottery (Flynn and Rubio), neither of whom is likely to pan out. Kahn is the guy who passed on Boogie to draft Wes Johnson last year, and who signed Darko to an expensive 4 year deal.

  16. mudcreekmark
    4:12 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    I’ve been saying this since we found out that Cleveland had the #1 and #4 picks. I said then and I’ll say it again. Why wouldn’t you pick the best big man in the draft at #1 and then at #4 you should have your pick of at the very least Knight or Walker. I cannot see that Irving is good enough to give up Kanter for him. If they take Irving at 1 then who do they have to settle for at 4? Nobody that will near as good as Kanter.

  17. hypocrisy
    4:18 pm June 17, 2011 Permalink

    ATTN BBN: ESPN Poll on todays headline NCAA BBall page. In SportsNation Poll lower left. Involves opinion of NCAA forcing UK to alter Cal’s win total.