The recent NBA Draft was very intriguing. The Cleveland Cavaliers chose Dion Waiters at Number Four overall. The 6-4 guard out of Syracuse was a sixth man this past season for the Orange. Averaging roughly 13 points a game, he was not projected to go in the top five.
The Cavs obviously had a high interest in Bradley Beal, a freshman shooting guard out of Florida. I believe Waiters can be the guy we are looking for to compliment Kyrie Irving for years to come. This pick was a risk.
The Cavs then traded their 24th, 33rd, and 34th picks to Dallas for the rights to North Carolina center Tyler Zeller. He was the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year last season and is a 7-foot, agile player who will team up with Tristan Thompson in the front court this season.
I know we needed the picks but we got two very good college players. The fact that we drafted Zeller might point to the Cavs trading veteran forward/center Anderson Verajo this summer.
All in all, I believe the Cavs did B minus work in this years draft. With the starting lineup of Kyrie, Waiters, Thompson, Zeller and either Alonzo Gee or Omri Casspu, the Cavs can become a major factor in this upcoming season.