By Bill Carey
June 19, 2012

The Cleveland Cavaliers will draft Florida guard Bradley Beal if he lasts until the fourth pick of the NBA Draft, reports's Alex Kennedy in a tweet.


Reports in the lead up to the draft should always be taken with a grain of salt, as teams use misdirection to conceal their true intentions. Previous reports had Cleveland targeting North Carolina's Harrison Barnes with the fourth pick.

Beal may not last until the fourth pick, either. While Kentucky's Anthony Davis will almost certainly go No. 1 to the New Orleans Hornets, the Charlotte Bobcats and Washington Wizards could go numerous ways with the second and third picks. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could go to either team. Charlotte recently has been linked to Kansas forward Thomas Robinson.

Kennedy also reports on Twitter that teams interested in Beal are looking to move ahead of Cleveland to land the guard.

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