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insidehoops 06-28-2013 12:46 PM

Cavs 2013 NBA Draft results: Hello Anthony Bennett
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected forward Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick and Sergey Karasev with the 19th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The team also selected Carrick Felix (33rd overall pick) in the second round and traded the draft rights to Allen Crabbe (31st overall pick) to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for two future second round picks (2015 and 2016).

Bennett, 20, was named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year in his only year at UNLV. The Toronto, Ontario native was named First-Team All-Mountain West, MWC All-Tournament team and was one of 15 finalist on the ballot for the John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Award. The 6-8, 240-pound forward averaged 16.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 27.1 minutes. He also connected on .533 percent from the field, including a team-best .375 mark from the three-point line. An early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft, Bennett recorded 12 double-doubles, which ranked him third nationally among all freshman.

Bennett reached double-figure scoring in 28 of his 35 games, including 13 with 20-or-more points. He posted a career-high 28 points against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 5 on 10-13 (.769) shooting from the field with 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. He tallied 22 points on 9-14 (.643) shooting and a season-high 16 rebounds against Air Force on Jan. 12.

Karasev, 19, who spent the 2012-13 season with BC Triumph in Russia’s top league, appeared in 12 games with averages of 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 33.3 minutes. The 6-7, 203-pound guard/forward also appeared in 11 games in the ULEB Eurocup with averages of 16.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.7 minutes. He has also competed for the Russian National Team during the 2012 Olympics.

Felix, 22, played three seasons at Arizona State where he was named Second Team All-Pac 12 and to the Pac 12 All-Defensive Team as a senior. The 6-6, 210-pound forward averaged 14.6 points on .500 shooting from the field, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks in 35.3 minutes in 2012-13. He reached double figure scoring in 28 of 35 games played and recorded 13 double-doubles. Felix tallied a career-high 24 points on 8-10 shooting against Arkansas on Nov. 23 and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds with 16 points against UCLA on Feb. 27. Felix appeared in 31 games at the College of Southern Idaho during his freshman year before transferring to Arizona State.

Meticode 06-28-2013 11:20 PM

Re: Cavs 2013 NBA Draft results: Hello Anthony Bennett
To anyone who cares, Jeff/Steve didn't write this. It was posted on on the Cavs official site.

1~Gibson~1 06-30-2013 12:41 PM

Re: Cavs 2013 NBA Draft results: Hello Anthony Bennett
At first I didn't like it but after watching a few tapes of this guy, its for sure that he can hoop!

During the beg. of the season he probably wont get much PT as Mike Brown will probably have him sitting on the bench for not playing D, but as the season continues I see him playing a lot of 6th man. IDK if he has the ability to compete with many starting PFs, but he'll definitely be able to come in and DOMINATE against 2nd string PFs. And a Kyri Irving/Dion Waiters + Anthony Bennett pick-and-roll is gonna be amazing to watch this year.

Sergey Karasev seems like a good, talented kid. I think he'll fit in our system primarily as a spot up shooter that's willing to put the ball on the floor every now and then for a few layups. From playng in the Euroleague his Defense might be suspect, but he'll learn a lot under Mike Brown and should be 10x better as a Sophomore than as a Rookie.

Kyrie Irving / ***
Dion Waiters / Sergey Karasev
Alonzo Gee / CJ Miles
Tristan Thompson / Anthony Bennett
Anderson Varejao / Tyler Zeller

I would hope to upgrade the Small Forward and backup PG spots in Free Agency or through a trade. We should be set then.

jbryan1984 07-02-2013 08:37 PM

Re: Cavs 2013 NBA Draft results: Hello Anthony Bennett
I can't really comment until I see the new guys play. This draft was the most unpredictable that I can really remember. We needed a small forward, we drafted another power forward and who knows if Speights will be back but they must be betting that he won't. It really does look like they want to attract LeBron, leaving the 3 position open, having young kids like Kyrie, TT, Waiters, Bennett and Zeller who will all still be on rookie deals next season. We will see what happens.

chips93 07-04-2013 12:30 PM

Re: Cavs 2013 NBA Draft results: Hello Anthony Bennett

Originally Posted by 1~Gibson~1
At first I didn't like it but after watching a few tapes of this guy, its for sure that he can hoop!

where did you get his games? any of them online?

i cant find any

DukeDelonte13 10-02-2013 01:58 PM

Re: Cavs 2013 NBA Draft results: Hello Anthony Bennett
It's frustrating only hearing snippets about Bennett's game from the 5v5s.

His media day interview wasn't even featured on (it's on if anyone is interested).

I guess we all have to patiently wait until Saturday for the wine and gold scrimmage to see him play.

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