It appears the Cavaliers are likely to stay at No. 3 in the upcoming draft and if that’s the case, Evan Mobley is the “overwhelming favorite” to be the selection, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony relays. Cleveland had expressed interest in moving up to No. 1 in the draft in order to select Cade Cunningham, though that kind of transaction appears unlikely at this time.
The franchise has been open to the idea of pairing Mobley with Jarrett Allen, who thrived last season after coming to Cleveland at the trade deadline.