Here’s a trade scenario that came out of no where on Wednesday. While conducting a chat at ESPN.com, Chad Ford was asked a question about which teams would be interested in trading up into the top three, and whether or not Cleveland, Milwaukee or Philadelphia would be interested in listening to offers.
I agree with Ford that the only one of those three teams I believe would do it is Cleveland, as both Milwaukee and Philly are in full-blown rebuilds, and you don’t pass up a chance at Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker while you’re rebuilding. But where things got interesting is what Ford said he thinks it might take to get the No. 1 pick in this summer’s draft.
Of the three, I think the Cavs are the most interested in trading the pick. The Bucks and Sixers are in a rebuild and highly value those picks they have. The Cavs are going to want a youngish veteran All-Star in return. Kevin Love is the obvious choice here. Joakim Noah. LaMarcus Aldridge. Al Horford. That’s what it is going to take.
Now, just so there’s no confusion, there are no talks between the Cavs and Bulls right now. Nor do we know that there’d be any actual interest on either side in doing so.
It just made me wonder how Bulls fans would react to the deal. I know how I feel on it, but I want to know how you feel.
If you’re Gar Forman, and the Cavaliers offered you the first pick in this summer’s draft for Joakim Noah, would you do it?
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