Cleveland Cavaliers: Early look at NBA Draft possibilities -- Terry Pluto
Cleveland Plain Dealer | 6 days ago

BOSTON -- Here are a few names:

I don't know for sure, but the Cleveland Cavaliers could end up selecting a player from that group after ending up with the No. 8 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft lottery.

When the Cavs traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics last summer, one of the key parts coming back was the Brooklyn Nets draft pick. The Cavs were hoping the Nets would have an awful season and they would possibly end up with a top three selection.

But the Nets were just a bad team, a 28-54 record. Not a lot of ping-pong balls, and the Cavs still ended up with a promising pick.

But they won't be in the market for a prime prospect, unless they find gold a little deeper in the draft.

QUESTIONS LOOM

Do the Cavs draft a player, then trade him a month later as they did in 2014? That's when they shipped Andrew Wiggins as part of a deal for Minnesota's Kevin Love.

But it's doubtful the No. 8 pick will have that kind of trade value.

Do they pick a player such as Young, who is supposed to be this draft's Stephen Curry.

Surrounding LeBron James with another shooter makes sense -- assuming James remains with the Cavs. They probably won't know his plans when the draft is held on June 21.

Young played one year at Oklahoma, shot .422 from the field and .360 on 3-pointers. Those are not elite shooting stats.

Perhaps he develops into a great shooter, but the 27-point scorer for the Sooners is not there yet. At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, he is thin.

Curry played three years at Davidson, shooting .467 from the field and .412 on 3-pointers.

I have a hard time buying Young as the next Curry -- at least in terms of making an immediate impact.

Sexton is an athletic point guard from Alabama, reminds me a little of Boston's Terry Rozier. Sexton shot only .336 on 3-pointers. Like Rozier, Sexton might need a few years to develop.

WHAT TO DO

View full article »

Sports News for your site

Want news content for your site?

Contact us!

View today's babe of the day
Click here to view