Take Porter/Bennett with the first pick.
Take Deng at 19.
Ledo/Goodwin at 31
Southerland at 33
4 rookies will not help the Cavaliers make a playoff push. Dan Gilbert has publically stated (as recent as last night) that the Cavs have all intentions to make a playoff push THIS SEASON and that the Cavs will be aggressive this offseason. 4 rookies doesn't help that cause in any way.
Did you notice the number of rookies in the GSW rotation. Let me help you...Barnes, Green, Ezeli.
So, you are wrong, having depth provided by rookies will help and keep in mind, the possibility of the Cavs making the playoffs next year is very slim considering the teams that are ahead of them in talent and experience.
They're best case scenario is a fight for 7/8 with the bucks, wiz, pistons, sixers, celtics
Making the playoffs next year for the Cavs is NOT happening unless you can acquire an all star, top 20 calibur player on the front line or Kyrie Irving develops into a top 5 Player (which is possible)
Doesn't matter what the Gilbert's say. I don't think I should be negged by stating an informed opinion on how I think the Cavs should manage the draft.
They have done a good job over the past few season stacking picks. They would be jeaopardizing their progress by looking to turn these picks back into a veteran.
Draft and let them grow together, add a free agent that fits Like the bulls and the pacers have done.
They had such crap bench, I would have rather had Ezeli and Green (picks they sent to Dallas) than Zeller. Coulda used extra rookies, rather than watching Luke Walton and the NBDL crew.
Plus they just need to keep throwing darts at the board and see what sticks. There are talented guys in the high 2nd round. Playoffs are a pipe dream without a legit star like Love. Noel is years away.
"Dan Gilbert has publically stated (as recent as last night) that the Cavs have all intentions to make a playoff push THIS SEASON and that the Cavs will be aggressive this offseason. 4 rookies doesn't help that cause in any way."
hopefully that means getting rid of varajao's atrocious contract.
they should try and trade thier pick...a #1 pick sounds a lot better than what they would be getting
The Atrocious Salary?
The 7.7 million he earned in 2012 for 14.1ppg, 14.4 rpg, and 1.5 steals per game?
You would make one heck of a GM.
Draft Noel at 1 and BPA at their other two picks, wait patiently while they end up in the 9-15 range next year, and go all in for LeBron in the '14 offseason.
There bench was one of the best once they got Ellington and speights
What a terible bench hahaa..
And no matter what gilbert said c grant already stated their strategy is to only take two rookies. there will be no second rd selections
Cleveland could well sign Greg Oden in the future also....
then trade #19, 31, and 33 to move up and take a Wing/SF at around 10-14 like Caldwell-Pope, Shabazz(if they like him), or if Saric or someone slips take them.
They don't need to have a bunch of rookies, they need to get a rim protector behind Ky and Dion's "average at best" perimeter defese.
Then they can shop Verajao at the trade deadline for a future pick like they wanted with OKC, before he got hurt.
By waiting to trade Andy then it drives up his market during the season when a team realizes there one post player from a run and it allows Nerlens Noel to rehab till then.