Brandon Knight said last week that he wanted Kyrie Irving. Now it looks like there’s a chance that the Cleveland Cavaliers might not. According to a report in the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cavs are considering taking Knight with the fourth overall pick, allowing them to pass on Irving at the top spot and take either Arizona’s Derrick Williams or – wait for it – Enes Kanter. I’m as confused as you are about what this means in terms of reveling in the post-LeBron demise of Cavs, but there’s at least a chance of Kanter and Knight finally taking the court in the same jerseys, so that’s nice. And add John Calipari who thinks there’s a good shot. Cal said this morning that he thinks Enes will go #1 or #2 overall Thursday.
Cleveland will get a chance to mull their preposterously brilliant evil plan today as Kanter and Knight both work out in front of Cavs officials. It is Kanter’s second turn to showcase his skills for them privately, but Cleveland’s first lengthy look at Knight since the Chicago combine. Cavs officials are said to be intrigued with how he fits in the Princeton offense and the maturity that comes with not Skyping your wiener to some topless chick on Twitter.
Welcome to Cleveland, gentlemen. Best of luck today.