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Cavs Notes: Draft, Alonzo Gee, Harrison Barnes

The Cavaliers will have the opportunity to rebuild their roster this offseason as they currently hold the fourth and #24 picks in the upcoming NBA draft. However, the Cavs aren't content with the fourth pick as they had their eyes on the draft's top spot and are currently exploring a variety of trade opportunities. Bob Finnan of The News-Herald has the latest news and rumors out of Cleveland with the draft looming mere weeks away…

  • Finnan warns the Cavaliers would be foolish to put together a package of draft picks and players in an effort to move up to the second or top spot come June. The Cavs have a variety of different roster needs and would seemingly have to give up a player like Anderson Varejao just to have a chance to select an unproven entity. This type of decision making, Finnan says, could prove to be disastrous for the Cavs as they attempt to rebuild the franchise.
  • The Cavs may lose forward Alonzo Gee as he becomes a restricted free agent this summer. The Suns continue to have interest in the former Alabama star and are reportedly prepared to offer him a four-year deal for $16MM in hopes that the Cavs do not match the contract. Gee, 25, had a breakout season in which he averaged 10.6 PPG and 5.1 RPG in a career-high 63 games. 
  • Harrison Barnes would be a strong fit for the Cavs with the fourth pick, opines Finnan, as the team is in desperate need of talented wing players. Kristofer Habbas of has a very favorable view of the former UNC star and thinks the Cavs would be making a smart move by selecting Barnes. "He could be a 15- to 18-point scorer," Habbas said. "He's a quality shooter. He's a good defender, with an NBA frame. He'd be (the Cavs') starting small forward right away."


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2 thoughts on “Cavs Notes: Draft, Alonzo Gee, Harrison Barnes

  1. Sbigdog

    Cavs don’t need to draft a small forward… They need a big man…get Drummond!! & free agent Center Greg oden & hasheem thabeet!!! U have to get big up front!!! GM grant…

  2. Vaccaro Runs Lanes

    worst analysis ever from Finnan. Clearly not paying attn to the playoffs, where wing players win games and centers go to lose in the 1st and 2nd round. Sbigdog…I hope you’re kidding.

    Kidd-Gilchrist + Kyrie is a poor man’s Durant and Westbrook

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