NBA Draft 2014: Orlando Magic offer for first pick intrigues Cleveland Cavaliers, according to report

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Of the offers Cleveland has received for the right to select first in Thursday's Draft, Orlando's reportedly is the strongest.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have entertained several trade offers for the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but according to ESPN scribe Chad Ford, no offer interests them as much as the Orlando Magic's. Orlando, Ford says, is willing to package veteran swingman Arron Afflalo with its own picks--fourth and 12th overall--in exchange for the right to pick first on Thursday, and Cleveland has "some interest" in that offer.

Orlando's offer appeals to the Cavs because it nets them Afflalo, an experienced and productive player whose presence signals to LeBron James, a pending free agent, their desire to contend immediately. Cleveland's landing two lottery picks in addition to Afflalo could also help it convince James to leave the Miami Heat. As expected, James notified the Heat Tuesday of his intention to become a free agent on July 1st.

According to Ford, if Cleveland decides against trading the first overall selection, it will likely choose between Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins and Duke forward Jabari Parker.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz have also reportedly made offers for the top overall pick.

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