Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 6/25/13
A few quick notes on the most recent NBA happenings: It is now widely believed that unless the Cleveland Cavaliers receive a trade offer they cant refuse, they will select either Kentucky center Nerlens Noel or Maryland center Alex Len with the No. 1 overall draft pick. Multiple league executives have told FOX Sports Ohio that the Cavs recent attempts to trade for a veteran small forward point to general manager Chris Grant settling on a big man with that first pick. A recent report said the Cavs offered picks Nos. 1 and 19 to the Portland Trail Blazers for power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, but a source referred to those talks as old news. Either way, sources feel the Cavs discussions with teams will lead right up until the draft (and perhaps into it). Following a report by the Houston Chronicle that the Cavs have an interest in Houston Rockets forward Thomas Robinson, a source told FOX Sports Ohio that the potential deal is very much alive and that activity in talks between the teams increased Tuesday. The Cavs have also had discussions about possibly trading their two second-round picks (Nos. 31 and 33) to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics, sources confirmed. Reports that the Cavs are considering Los Angeles Lakers forward Earl Clark in free agency are accurate, sources said. Current Cavs and former Lakers coach Mike Brown is supposedly a fan. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are supposedly willing to package forward Derrick Williams and their two first-round picks (Nos. 9 and 26) to strike a deal. In other news, the Oklahoma City Thunder, while making it clear to callers that they are willing trade partners, have made it clear they wont part with big man Serge Ibaka. Speaking for unwillingness, the Cavs are said to be highly reluctant to part with 2014 picks in any deals. Finally, it is believed that the Cavs dont feel that any of the big men in the draft are the best possible fit -- which is why the Cav are likely to continue to see what might be the returns for the top pick. Stay tuned to FOXSportsOhio.com for more on the latest leading up to Thursdays draft. Twitter: @SamAmicoFSO
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