The Cleveland Cavaliers invited NBA Draft prospect Enes Kanter, a 6-foot-11 Turkish center, back for a second workout, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Max Ergul, Kanter’s agent, believes the workout indicates the Cavs may use the first overall draft choice on him Thursday. “It wouldn’t be necessary for Enes to go again if he isn’t being considered for the top pick,” Ergul told Spears.
Cleveland owns the first and fourth overall selections in this year’s Draft and insists it has yet to determine whom it will pick first. Kanter, Duke point guard Kyrie Irving, and Arizona combo forward Derrick Williams are the most likely candidates.
Could the Cavs really be considering Kanter over Irving and Williams? Only they know for sure, and obviously they aren’t telling. It is, however, worth noting that Draft expert Jonathan Givony said last week the Cavs are “doing the absolute best job of telling every prospect (specifically their agent) exactly what they need to hear.” Perhaps the second Kanter workout is a ruse on the Cavaliers’ part to keep other teams guessing. If so, the ruse benefits Kanter and Ergul as well, given that associating him with the top pick ought to increase his draft stock.