The Milwaukee Bucks would likely take whichever one of the two players is left on the board after Cleveland makes its selection.
Jeff Goodman and Chad Ford reported that the Cleveland brass met for three hours on Tuesday and haven’t been able to make a decision between Parker and Wiggins.
“They met for three hours and all they talked about was those two guys,” a source told ESPN.com.
The Cavaliers have received multiple trade offers for the pick and the situation got more complicated Tuesday when former Cleveland star LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat and will become a free agent on July 1.
According to reports, the Cavaliers have been offered Thaddeus Young and the No. 3 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the top pick as well as an offer of Derrick Favors and the No. 5 pick from the Utah Jazz for the No. 1 selection.
Cleveland reportedly isn’t wild about those offers, but might be tempted to take the Orlando Magic’s proposal to send Arron Afflalo plus the No. 4 and No. 12 overall picks to the Cavaliers for the right to draft first on Thursday night.
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Last week, it was being reported that general manager David Griffin had decided to take Kansas center Joel Embiid with the top pick, a plan that went by the boards and Embiid was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Multiple sources told ESPN.com that Parker’s workout last Friday in Cleveland was close to a disaster, with the prospect coming in overweight and out of shape.
Some sources even said it looked like Parker might be intentionally “tanking” the workout.
Parker had previously said he would have no problem with the idea of playing in Milwaukee. Perhaps Cleveland isn’t his cup of tea.
It will make for an interesting last 48 hours or so before the draft party starts in Brooklyn.