In the absence of a consensus No. 1 pick, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Cleveland Cavaliers are exploring all options.
There’s no LeBron James, no Kyrie Irving, players the Cavs plucked when their combination of ping pong balls led to past draft lottery wins.
Now that the draft order has been established, the season of misinformation and speculation officially begins, a process that won’t end until next month’s draft.
Depending on how quickly the Raptors can name a GM, it’s way too early to even begin assessing what moves, if any, Toronto will engineer.
Ironically, a day after incoming MLSE boss Tim Leiweke spoke of the franchise wanting to an embrace a Canadian brand, many mock drafts have Canadian big Kelly Olynyk going 12th overall to Oklahoma City, the slot the Raptors peddled to acquire Kyle Lowry.
Olynyk is no sure thing, much like many of this year’s draft class.