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Cavs/Thunder Comparison

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Cavs/Thunder Comparison

The Cavs' rebuilding process reminds me a lot of what the Thunder did a few years ago. Both began after losing a star (Lebron left the Cavs in 2010, Thunder traded Ray Allen to Celtics in 2007). Both teams then began to build through the draft. Both first landed 19 year old stars (KD and Kyrie) who both won ROY. KD obviously has turned into a superstar and Kyrie is well on his way there if he isn't there already. Also in those initial drafts, both teams acquired another top 5 pick (Jeff Green and Tristan Thompson). Green had more of an immediate impact during his rookie year, but Thompson was two years younger than Green was during his rookie year and he seems to be steadily improving. The next year, both teams used the 4th pick on high-scoring guards (Westbrook and Waiters). Both of these guys can score with the best of them, but have been criticized for shooting too much and taking away from the best player on their respective teams. Both teams also added a solid big later in the first round (Ibaka and Zeller). Since 2008 Ibaka has become much more than solid, but during his rookie year he was not better than Zeller has been this year.

For the Thunder, after one more year at the bottom of the league, they got their glue guy James Harden with the 3rd pick. That's where the Cavs are now. Can the Cavs get their James Harden in this draft? Is that guy Otto Porter? I personally don't think Porter has nearly the same potential as Harden, but he can still be a very effective glue guy. After getting Harden the Thunder haven't missed the playoffs. I really like the talent on the Cavs roster right now. Maybe in a few years they will be the new OKC.


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I like Anthoney Bennet on the

I like Anthoney Bennet on the Cavs a lot. I agree with you on Otto Portor..I'm really not sold on him as an NBA prospect. Even tho Bennet has just as many question marks. Cody Zeller could be a nice pick also..

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Idk for me Cody is a little

Idk for me Cody is a little weak for Center and the Cavs already have a starting quality PF in TT, SF is definitely the way to go IMO

Edit: Unless the Cavs land Noel, I think as a Center he is going to be better than any SF you can grab in this draft.

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There are no pick

There are no pick similarities between Ibaka and Zeller. I doubt Zeller will ever have the impact Ibaka's had, much less be the starting Center on a Finals team

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Nerlens noel

I think if they could get nerlens noel that could be there serge ibaka if he can come back 100 percent

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I'm honestly not sure who we

I'm honestly not sure who we are going to draft or who is going to be our coach next season. A lot of articles I've been reading say Coach Scott is in hot water. The team needs a glue guy I agree and I honestly like Oladipo because of his defensive abilities. I'm not 100 percent sold on Noel or Shabazz, but I do like what Porter offers with his game overall. At this point though anyone is a toss up. Here's to hoping the Browns have a better season then the Cavs did.

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It's tough to compare any rebuild to the Thunder's

It's tough to compare any rebuild to the Thunder's, mainly because Kevin Durant is probably the best player drafted since Lebron James.

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It's tough to compare any rebuild to the Thunder's

It's tough to compare any rebuild to the Thunder's, mainly because Kevin Durant is probably the best player drafted since Lebron James.

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