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Old 06-23-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Cavaliers Pick Irving at 1# and Thompson at #4

So what does this mean? Are we moving Thompson or Hickson or one of some of our point guards? There's a log jam with Davis, Gibson, Sessions and now Irving at point guard. I would imagine they're looking to move someone, especially with that $14 million exception.

So my fellow Cavaliers fans, what are the Cavaliers going to do or what do you hope they do?
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cavaliers Pick Irving at 1# and Thompson at #4

still angry about our 2nd pick... going to wait a bit before i put in my 2 cents
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:21 AM   #3
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still angry about our 2nd pick... going to wait a bit before i put in my 2 cents
Agreed. I'm not quite understanding it yet. Seemed more logical that if they were going to get a big man they couldn't gotten the Lithuanian, he looks really solid. Or they could've gotten a 2-guard which they do need also.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: Cavaliers Pick Irving at 1# and Thompson at #4

Sessions obviously has to go, no playing time for him anymore.

Gibson was never really a point guard, so he might see more time at the SG spot.

Otherwise it's gradually phasing Davis out, while gradually phasing Irving in, which is a pretty good situation to be in. It puts less pressure on Irving, and gives him a veteran to learn from.

As for the #4 pick I don't really know what to think about it. Obviously Enes Kanter would have been better, but Utah snatched him up. The next obvious pick would have been Jonas Valenciunas, who is probably the guy I would have gone for. Sure he'd have to stay in Lithuania for a year, but it's not like the Cavs are making the playoffs next year anyway, so it wouldn't matter much. Now we got Thompson instead, and I'm really not sure where he fits in. Are we going to have a frontcourt of Hickson and Thompson ? That seems awfully small to me.

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Old 06-24-2011, 07:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: Cavaliers Pick Irving at 1# and Thompson at #4

Obviously, someone has to go at power forward. Jamison, Hickson, Thompson, Samuels. Not enough playing time for everyone. I don't know why they got this guy but he could still be dealt with the exception or something maybe, i don't know. Many people are saying, we need to get rid of a point guard as well. I think they may try playing Baron and Kyrie together and see how it goes. But yes, the plan will be to slowly have Baron teach Kyrie. As far as trading Baron, we need to be realistic. He is in his 30's and has one nasty contract.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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Default Re: Cavaliers Pick Irving at 1# and Thompson at #4

I don't think we'll be trading Baron.

Just wait 2 years until the contract expires, we'll have some cap space, and by then hopefully Kyrie Irving is good enough that we can attract some decent free agents.

Until then I guess we just have fun while watching an undersized run and gun team, and snatch up some more lottery picks.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
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The Cleveland Cavaliers selected guard Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick, forward Tristan Thompson with the fourth overall pick and forward Milan Macvan with the 54th pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. The Cavaliers also traded the draft rights of Justin Harper, the 32nd overall pick, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for two future second-round picks (2013 and 2014).

“We feel absolutely fantastic about the two guys (Irving and Thompson) we added to our team. They are both players that were at the top of our board the entire season,” said Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant. “They are both young players that have the character, integrity and the make-up that fits what we want our young men to have on this team.”

Irving, 19, played in 11 games this season with the Duke Blue Devils, averaging 17.5 points on .529 shooting, including .462 shooting from three-point range, 3.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 27.5 minutes per game. The 6-foot-2 point guard started the first eight games of the season, scoring 16 or more points in five of the eight games, including a 31-point, six-rebound and four-assist effort versus Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Irving suffered a right toe injury that caused him to miss 26 consecutive games before returning in the NCAA Tournament. In the Sweet 16 versus Arizona, Irving scored a team-high 28 points on 9-15 shooting (.600) while adding three assists in 31 minutes.

As a senior in high school, Irving was named a McDonald’s All-American and a First Team All-American by Parade Magazine and USA Today. He also helped the U.S. under-18 (U-18) National Team earn the gold medal in the FIBA Americas U-18 Championship.

Thompson, 20, was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year after averaging 13.1 points on .546 shooting, team highs of 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 30.9 minutes per game in 36 games. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward posted a season-high 26 points on 9-14 shooting (.643), 10 rebounds and three blocks in 37 minutes versus Kansas State and collected a career-best 15 rebounds and 17 points in 38 minutes versus Michigan State.

As a high school senior, he earned McDonald’s All-America honors and was selected a member of the World Select Team, representing his native Canada, at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit.

Macvan, 21, split the 2010-11 season with Serbian club Hemofarm and Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel-Aviv. He has extensive experience overseas, playing professionally in Serbian and Adriatic leagues since the 2007-08 season. The 6-foot-9 forward was named the ULEB Eurocup Rising Star in 2008-09 and has competed for Serbia’s senior and junior national teams. He led the World Select Team to a 97-89 victory over the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit with a game-high 23 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and one block.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #8
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“We feel absolutely fantastic about the two guys (Irving and Thompson) we added to our team. They are both players that were at the top of our board the entire season,” said Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant. “They are both young players that have the character, integrity and the make-up that fits what we want our young men to have on this team.”
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i guess picking players who they feel will definiteyl stick around is gonna be a priority moving forward after the decision, im not sure that i like it. like the irving pick, but thompson was kind of a stretch, i would have prefered to wait a year for valanciunas, im sure the cavs roster will look a lot different on opening night, id expect sessions to be gone, and hopefully we can get someting worhtwhile in return
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