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Old 06-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #9
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Default Re: Inside the Cavaliers's Draft War Room

Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
I'm sort of surprised the Cavs gave that kind of access to Windy, especially since neither Chris Grant nor Byron Scott was in place when Windhorst was the Cavs beat writer. It was a totally different front office... Isn't like they have a long history together.

I'm thinking maybe the Cavs realized that picking Waiters would result in some question marks from their fans and they thought that this kind of article, which basically goes through their decision making process, was appropriate and would help alleviate some of the pressure coming from outside the franchise.

I'm on-board with Waiters. I wanted either MKG or Beal, but neither were there and I absolutely didn't want Barnes or Robinson. Waiters made sense.

For right now, I'm on board with Grant as GM. In his last four picks, he has drafted the NBA Rookie of the Year - Point Guard, a slashing 2 guard who can run, a 4 Man with high energy, and a 7 footer who was the ACC player of the Year AND who ran with the highest scoring team in college basketball. Alonzo Gee at Small Forward is an absolutely sick athlete, but that position will remain wide open until LBJ returns.

Grant got rid of BDiddy and has created 23 million dollars in cap space and at the same time at least provided direction. He's doing a good job.
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