David Griffin: 'Cleveland Cavaliers open to trading first overall Draft pick'

Joel Embiid #21 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots a free throw during the game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Allen Fieldhouse on January 29, 2014
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Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin confirms that the team are open to trading the first pick in this year's Draft.

David Griffin has confirmed that the Cleveland Cavaliers are "open-minded" over a potential trade for the first pick in this year's Draft.

The team were awarded the number one choice following the lottery earlier this week, but have already had offers from other teams for the pick.

The general manager told ESPN: "I actually got calls right afterward, while I was standing there doing media. Teams were already reaching out and texting, so I think it will be an active period of time.

"I've said many times that I'd trade me if it made us better. We're going to be open-minded to whatever it is that advances our cause the furthest."

The Cavaliers have already been linked with Kansas State center Joel Embiid.

Head coach Mike Brown of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches from the bench during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on March 12, 2014
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