Cavs bring in Young for pre-draft workout

Trae Young of Oklahoma is widely expected to be selected within the top 10 of the draft.

The Cleveland Cavaliers brought in project lottery pick Trae Young for an individual workout, according to NBA draft expert Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Young is a dynamic point guard from Oklahoma, where he became the first freshman to lead the nation in scoring (27.4) and assists (8.7). He is projected to go anywhere from third to eighth overall by most mainstream mock drafts.

The Cavs hold the No. 8 overall selection.

Young has also worked out for the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks, among others. All three of those teams are said to be enamored with him — with the Hawks (third overall) and Bulls (seventh) selecting before the Cavs. The Knicks are currently drafting 10th.

According to Givony, the Cavs are also especially interested in Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. and Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Like Young, Porter Jr. is widely expected to be off the board by the time the Cavs make their selection.

That is, of course, assuming they remain in the eighth slot.

Amico Hoops sources said the Cavs have had several conversations with the Memphis Grizzlies, who are said to be shopping the No. 4 pick.

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  1. If Im the Cavs, all I am doing is planning for chance that LeBron wont be returning and attack this draft accordingly. I work out a trade to get pick 4 off Memphis without giving up pick 8, and take 4 and 8 to the draft. I’m taking Mikal Bridges, the best two way prospect in the draft, and Shai Gilgeous- Alexander, who I believe is the best PG in this draft, at picks 4 and 8. Add them to Nance, Zizic and Cedi and there is the basis for the Cavs future without LeBron.

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