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Report: Cleveland Cavaliers trying to trade up to draft Bradley Beal

The Cleveland Cavaliers want to draft Florida guard Bradley Beal, but would have to trade up to do it. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers want to trade up to the second pick in Thursday's NBA Draft to select Florida guard Bradley Beal, but they are still deciding whether it is worth the high price of making a trade with the Charlotte Bobcats, reports's Chad Ford (via

The Washington Wizards, picking third, are also interested in Beal. If Cleveland doesn't trade up, the Cavaliers will likely be left with a choice between North Carolina's Harrison Barnes and Kentucky's Michael-Kidd Gilchrist.

Ford reports that Cleveland prefers Barnes because of his shooting ability and all-around offensive game.

In his Mock Draft 3.0,'s Sam Amick had Cleveland taking Barnes over Kidd-Gilchrist.

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