Monday, June 20, 2011
Updated: June 21, 12:58 PM ET
Cavs like Irving; Williams works out
ESPN.com news services
Depending on who you ask, the Cleveland Cavaliers have either decided to make Kyrie Irving the top pick in this week's NBA draft, or they're still making up their minds.
This much is for sure: the Cavaliers like Irving. But on Monday, they had former Arizona forward Derrick Williams in for a workout, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com's Andy Katz.
In addition, former Kentucky point guard Brandon Knight came in to see the Cavs for a visit, as did former Kentucky student Enes Kanter of Turkey, who returned for a second visit.
Texas freshman forward Tristan Thompson was also brought in to work out as the Cavs sorted out their options for the No. 1 and No. 4 picks.
Earlier on Monday, league sources told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher that the Cavs had decided to take Irving with the top pick. But later Monday afternoon, a source close to the situation told Katz the team is still considering several scenarios.
In a perfect world for the Cavs, they would draft Irving and Williams, which is why they were also interested in dealing for the second pick. But they know getting both is a stretch.
Utah, looking to land either, has called Minnesota in an attempt to move up to No. 2, a source told Katz. But the Timberwolves were sticking with the plan of keeping the pick if the Cavs don't select Williams, according to a source.
The Wolves, meanwhile, won't let Williams slip beyond No. 2 and don't plan on trading Michael Beasley or Anthony Randolph.
Information from ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz and ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher was used in this report.