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What The Cavs Reportedly Plan On Doing With No. 5 Pick

A general view of the Cleveland Cavaliers home court.

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 7: A general view of Quicken Loans Arena during the first quarter of Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors at on May 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The NBA Draft isn't set to begin until 7 p.m. ET, but the top of the first round is already rounding into form. It looks like we know what will happen with the first five picks.

Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and R.J. Barrett will reportedly be the first three choices, as expected. At No. 4, the Atlanta Hawks appear set to take Virginia forward De'Andre Hunter after trading up.

That brings us to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 5 pick. According to Yahoo's Chris Haynes and the New York Times' Marc Stein, Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland will be Cleveland's selection, provided they keep the pick.

On the flip side, there are multiple reports that Cleveland is considering trading out of the pick. They are still listening to offers, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

So, basically what we have is this: Cleveland could surrender the fifth pick, but if they hang onto it, they will be taking Darius Garland.

Garland was a five-star recruit and one of the top freshman point guards in the country heading into last season. However, a torn meniscus ended his year after only five games.

Garland averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game before getting injured.