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2011 NBA Draft: Cavs Reportedly Set On Jonas Valanciunas

The Cavaliers are being pretty tight-lipped about what they intend to do with their two first round picks in the 2011 NBA Draft tonight. But there are now reports emerging that the Cavs have settled on a player at No. 4, and it's big man Jonas Valanciunas, according to Ric Bucher.

League sources now believe Jonas Valanciunas goes to Cavs at #4 even if Enes Kanter is still on the board. Story

Valanciunas is somewhat of a complicated pick due to buyout restrictions. Based on his contract situation in Europe this year, there is no way that he will be able to play in the NBA for the upcoming season. That could scare off some teams that would like to see immediate dividends from their picks, but the Cavs aren't winning anything any time soon, and Valanciunas is so young that it may be worth waiting for him. At least that's what it appears the Cavs think.

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