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.