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The Cavaliers Could Make A Trade For An All-Star Point Guard Tonight

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 Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to do multiple things at once right now. On one hand, the Cavaliers want to entice LeBron James to stay. On the other hand, Cleveland has to look ahead to the future, as it's quite possible James will be leaving in free agency.

What does this mean for tonight? Well, Cleveland is going to be one of the most-fascinating teams in the NBA Draft to follow.

Cleveland has the No. 8 overall pick in tonight's draft. The Cavs are reportedly set on making that pick, however, they also reportedly have interest in an All-Star point guard. It would likely take that pick to get him.

According to, the Cavs have interest in Charlotte All-Star point guard Kemba Walker.

"Cleveland has in fact inquired about Kawhi Leonard's availability from the Spurs, among others, and league sources suggested Charlotte's Kemba Walker could be in play for the Cavs," Joe Vardon reports.

Perhaps Cleveland could trade the No. 8 overall pick to Charlotte in exchange for Walker and the No. 11 pick. It's possible that the Cavs could throw something else in the deal to sweeten it a bit for Charlotte.

Former Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgerous-Alexander is beloved by a lot of NBA teams. He might not be there at No. 11, so perhaps Charlotte would be interested in moving up.

It's certainly going to be a very interesting next couple of hours for the Cavs (and the rest of the NBA).

There's significant trade talk involving a lot of NBA teams in the hours leading up to tonight's draft. We'll be surprised if there isn't significant movement across the league.

The 2018 NBA Draft is set to begin at 7 p.m. E.T. It will be televised on ESPN.