Cavs to work out Kanter again

Enes Kanter will work out in front of Cleveland Cavaliers officials on Monday, including owner Dan Gilbert.

Kanter’s manager said the Cavs are inviting his client back for another visit because they are considering him for the No. 1 pick. Whether that’s wishful thinking on Kanter’s part – the Cavs also hold the No. 4 pick – remains to be seen.

“It wouldn’t be necessary for Enes to go again if he isn’t being considered for the top pick,” said Kanter’s manager, Max Ergul. “Their word to me is good enough for him to return. They said they didn’t make a promise to anyone for No. 1.”

Cavs coach Byron Scott told Yahoo! Sports last week that the team is debating whether to use the No. 1 pick on Duke point guard Kyrie Irving or Arizona forward Derrick Williams. The Cavs also could decide to trade their picks, which would affect where Kanter is selected.

Ergul said Monday’s workout in Cleveland is Kanter’s last schedule one before Thursday’s draft. Kentucky’s Brandon Knight, regarded as the draft’s second best point guard after Irving, also is scheduled to work out for Cleveland on Monday. Irving and Williams have already worked out for the Cavaliers.

Kanter hasn’t played in an organized game since the 2010 Hoop Summit. The 19-year-old center intended to play for Kentucky this past season, but was ruled ineligible by the NCAA.

Kanter has also worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves (No. 2), Utah Jazz (No. 3), Toronto Raptors (No. 5) and Washington Wizards (No. 6).

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Updated Monday, Jun 20, 2011