NBA Draft Rumors 2012: Will Cleveland Consider Dion Waiters With 4th Overall Pick?

Syracuse guard Dion Waiters has been flying up draft boards as the 2012 NBA Draft gets closer. A Thursday report from Adrian Wojnarowski says that the Cleveland Cavaliers are giving some consideration to drafting Waiters with the fourth pick.

From Wojnarowski's report:

The Cleveland Cavaliers' intrigue with selecting Syracuse guard Dion Waiters with the fourth overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft has gathered significant momentum, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Cavaliers haven't been able to get Waiters to visit Cleveland for a workout and meeting with officials, but it hasn't extinguished management's ever-evolving fascination with choosing Waiters at No. 4 - especially if the Cavaliers are unable to secure Florida guard Bradley Beal.

Just how much of the Waiters to Cleveland talk is smoke screen will be revealed on Thursday night when the draft gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Rumors of a potential Cleveland deal to get Charlotte's second overall pick in the draft, which they could use for Bradley Beal, have also circulated.

For more on Syracuse basketball draft prospects, make sure to check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream or the SB Nation blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. Meanwhile, for everything on the Knicks visit Posting And Toasting.

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