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NBA Draft Rumors: Brad Beal Has Slight Edge After Workout With Harrison Barnes

The Cleveland Cavaliers have just over a week before they add their next big piece in the rebuilding efforts now spearheaded by Kyrie Irving. The Cavs will select an elite-level talent with the No. 4 overall pick, but after Anthony Davis, there's no consensus that is coalescing around the top three selections. Brad Beal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes, Thomas Robinson, and Andre Drummond are all names that have been bandied about in the top four after Davis.

Chad Ford attempts to sort out the scenarios after the first pick, and concludes there are ten different variations still in the play. If Robinson or Drummond go in the top three, the Cavs could end up having a choice between Beal and Barnes. Those two went through a workout together over the weekend, and Ford indicates Beal, however slightly, got the better of Barnes in their head-to-head matchup:

The Cavs had the best workout of the year so far on Saturday. Beal and Barnes went head to head against each other. Despite the size disadvantage, a source close to the Cavs said that Beal had a slightly better workout.

However, they were quick to caution that the workouts were just a small piece of the puzzle in the overall draft evaluation. The Cavs are expected to get Kidd-Gilchrist into town on Wednesday. Drummond is also expected to come in this week. Both players are also seriously in the mix, according to sources.

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