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Do the Cavs like Knight over Irving?

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.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

18 Comments for Do the Cavs like Knight over Irving?

  1. SoCalCat
    11:30 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    I think Brendon and Canter will do well in the NAB.

    11:30 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Clevland should pass on kyrie. I mean with all the grief that Enes has had to deal with as far as the “experience” factor…
    Well mr dukie kyrie played a whopping 11 games and is talking anout how much a college season under coach k changed him…??
    Well Enes got to practice under Coach Cal and the only difference is the 11 games played. But the talking heads at espn and all the analyst act like kyrie played four years at puke! If it was Enes that played 11 games we would still be hearing the nobody has seen him play enough, lack of experience, the man of mystery… And if Enes was out all seaon with ankle trouble, we would hear his ankles are awful and teams are afraid to draft him that high! But when u hav duke by your name it dont matter if you skype in inappropriate ways or whatever! You would think by know that NBA personel would know that majority of the dukies end up being bust anyways, just like mr. kyrie will! Dont get me wrong he will be good, but not a 1st round 1st pick kinda guy! Anybody who passes on Enes will pay!!! GO BIG BLUE!!! FREE ENES!!!

  3. Garfield
    11:32 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Speaking of tradition, what’s the over under on B Knight getting a DUI?

  4. RondosDribblingHand
    11:42 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Picking Enes 1st is the safer way to go. Even if Knight and Irving go 2 and 3, they could still get Kemba. There’s a lot more good guards in the draft than bigs imo.

  5. Bigbluecalizone
    11:43 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Geez, it’s a boring time, can we move on. They’re taking Irving at the 1. Knight’s and Enes will both be top 5. Can we please find something more interesting to read?

  6. Danzigman
    11:45 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    That video makes me laugh everytime!

    11:47 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    I like that move for the Cavs.
    They need a lot. By taking Irv’ they miss out, but get knight and they get the 1 or 2 PG, and Big E’…

  8. ......
    11:48 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    #5 – Uhm then don’t read and certainly don’t write a comment it you’re that bored…

  9. Irishhooliganx
    11:55 am June 20, 2011 Permalink

    If I am the Cleveland brass I am taking into consideration
    that having Kanter and Knight not only gives you great talent for
    several years, it also draws a rabid fan base from the state next door.
    They have to consider ticket sales.

  10. .
    12:02 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    8- Dude, this is not China. You can write negative comments and reviews in this country.

  11. dustyblues
    12:22 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    I would love for the Cavs to get both Knight and Kanter..That would be awesome!! Let them grow as players and surround them with some solid veteran players..They could be a solid team..Maybe they can get Anthony Davis after 2 years (i might be greedy on the 2 year thing). I would definitely be a Cavs fan.

  12. uklaw95
    12:30 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry, last line was supposed to be “Now, if it was Memphis with those two picks….”

  13. uklaw95
    12:33 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll be damned if I can understand this comments section. I wrote to Irish that KY ticket sales would not make a difference as none of us would want to go to Cleveland before I wrote #12.

  14. uk3k
    12:42 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    “Cleveland…. We’re not detriot!!!”

  15. NBA league pass
    12:43 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Hey…I live in Cleveland and its not that bad (although those tourism videos are hilarious).

    Anyway, I would be shocked if the cavs don’t take Irving #1. They will then take whoever is available between Kanter, Williams, and Jonas (sp?) at number 4 (unless they trade for the #2 pick overall which has been rumored).

  16. BravoBigBlue
    12:50 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    What is the big deal about Kyrie Irving? If he goes #1, he will be one of the weakest 1st picks in the history of the draft. Take Kanter #1 and whatever PG is still avavilable at #4. It ain’t rocket surgery.

  17. DoubleZeroMostel
    12:54 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink


  18. Joe
    5:54 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    I saw that guy.