NBA draft day 2012 just around the corner and all of Cleveland is hyped over who to grab at pick four. Draft day is always important in Cleveland seeing as we are always high in the order but dont always make the best picks. Cleveland is consumed with Michael Kidd-Gilcrest or Bradley Beal and don’t count out Harrison Barnes or Andre Drummond.
I will give you the dream scenario for us Cavaliers fans. We currently sit with picks four and 24 in first r ound. This draft is deeper than I can remember so it is huge to hit. We have trade pieces like Daniel Gibson and Anderson Varajao. I know I know I love Andy too. He has missed most of last two seasons
get value now. Booby is in the same boat value is still reasonable in this league.
Now to the draft. The abilities with these four pieces that I mentioned are insane. We have picks four and 24 and Andy and Booby. So lets use these as
weapons to gain ground on our opponents. Without further ado my draft day dream. All of which technically can happen.
Though MKG and Bradley Beak seem to be the top prospects on everyone’s minds in Cleveland Ill pass. This draft is deep. Move one I give up four and 24 and a first rounder next yr to get Portland’s pics at six and eleven. This gives us less of a jump to take Jeremy Lamb at six. Lamb offers great size and range. He has the ability to create his own shot with his above average ball handling. His wing span is that of a 747 with tremendous defense as well. This can be our shooting guard of the future.
Now while I’m trying to get back into the first round at around pick 17 from Minnesota, at pick eleven I grab Tyler Zeller. This kid is way underrated a true seven footer. Good ball defender a decent amount of post offense. He can get up and down court fast for a big and is well rounded due to staying in school four years. This takes pressure off any non center we have.
Now the big move I trade Booby, Andy and next years other first round pick to Minnesota for Johnny Flynn (back up to Kyrie) and their 17th pick. With that 17th selection I choose Terrance Jones if still available as my new power forward. He is already better than Tristan Thompson
offensively and has just as big of an upside on defense. Another lengthy defender with inside and outside shooting ability. His game is alot like Chris Bosh only he is stronger and more physical on defense.
This situation tho gives away two long time Cavaliers and next years entire draft puts the Cavs in a great spit for the future. Starting five I envision is PG Kyrie Irving, SG Jeremy Lamb, SF Alonzo Gee, PF Terrance Jones, C Tyler Zeller I think that will set us for the future and be ready for playoff runs after next season. Thanks for reading. Follow me on twitter @ClevlndsCapo21 enjoy the draft.
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