I'm looking over the Cavs' past 3 drafts and I'm thinking they could have put together an even better, younger roster than what they have right now. So, all things remaining constant, here's how I would have played out their drafts in '11, '12, and '13. What would you have done differently?
1. (1) Kyrie Irving, PG
1b. (5) Jonas Valanciunas, C (Instead of Tristan Thompson, PF)
1. (4) Harrison Barnes, SF (Instead of Dion Waters, SG)
-Lillard seems like an obvious choice because of value, but for the sake of putting the best
well-rounded team together, I went with Barnes. Thomas Robinson was a close 2nd.
1b. (17) Perry Jones, PF (Instead of Tyler Zeller, C)
1. (1) Victor Oladipo, SG (Instead of Anthony Bennet, PF)
- Considred Ben Mac, Otto Porter, and Nerlens Noel.
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Victor Oladipo
SF: Harrison Barnes
PF: Perry Jones
C: Jonas Valanciunas
That's how I would have played it out, hindsight being 20/20. You have the superstar in the making in Kyrie, a legitimate low post scoring presence in Jonas, a highly skilled offensive big man in Perry, a well rounded, prototypical small forward in Barnes, and a terror defensively on the perimeter in Victor.