Jan 10, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) blocks the shot of Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller (40) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Cavaliers won 113-102. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cavaliers Have Offer from Jazz for No. 1 Pick


The Utah Jazz have offered the Cleveland Cavaliers a massive package for the No. 1 pick, Spencer Checketts of 1280 the Zone in Utah reports. In the proposed deal, the Cavaliers would receive Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and the No. 5 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft for the No. 1 pick and Jarrett Jack. Numerous other pieces have been speculated to be added to the package, including Alec Burks, a future unprotected pick, and the No. 23 pick in this year’s draft.

For the Cavs, this would be a move to add valuable assets to the roster. Favors is a burgeoning all-star level post prospect who can protect the rim, and having two first round picks would allow the Cavs to have some flexibility and options in adding young talent to the roster. The move would also make for a more enticing package for an established veteran, and would rid the Cavs of Jack’s contract.

For the Jazz, the package would clearly be a move to add Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker with the top pick, as well as add a veteran presence in Jack to tutor Trey Burke. The Jazz would also likely be able to retain Gordon Hayward without much trouble if they desired. They would still have a solid core in place, with Burke, Wiggins/Parker, Hayward, and Enes Kanter.

We will have more details if they come, but like the proposed Jack/Marcus Thornton deal, this deal is probably just a smokescreen.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers Derrick Favors Jarrett Jack NBA Draft

  • tck62

    I have a feeling this is more than the Jazz are willing to give up, their two best players and 3 #1 draft picks ?

    • wildrover4

      These leaks are being reported by a Utah reporter.

  • WillH

    Not just a Utah reporter NBA news has the same deal the jazz are sending a smoke screen the real deal will go down later with all the incentives the jazz are throwing there way the Jazz by far have the best assets available the Magic are offering afflalo #4 #12 they have a #10 in Burkes and a #3 in Favors along with the #5 along with future picks far better deal Burkes is a proven scorer and Favors is a proven Rim protector and defensive nightmare. In #4 and #12 you have speculation is all and Afflalo is not better than either Favors or Burkes Cleveland pull the trigger Great!!! Deal.