Why Cavs Should Keep Nets’ Pick

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Here are three reasons why the Cavs should retain the Nets’ first-round draft pick.

The Cavs have made big adjustments in their lineup by trading away a number of key players, bringing in fresh faces, and shaking up the roster.

But the moves aren’t done … quite yet. Clevland still retains the Nets’ first-round draft pick, which they acquired from the Boston Celtics as part of the Kyrie Irving deal.

What should GM Koby Altman do?

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The 2018 Draft Class is loaded with Talent. The upcoming class is expected to be loaded with talented players, including Luka Doncic, RJ Barrett Jr. Bol Bol (international stars) and DeAndre Ayton, Trae Young, and Mo Bamba (NCAA stars).

Conclusion: The Nets’ will get a high pick and the Cavs would have plenty of options in this talented pool.

Could Trae Young be in the Cavs’ future? (photo, SB Nation)

Contract Management: The post-trade roster looks good for the Cavs now, but not necessarily for long. Contract decisions will have to be made as early as the end of this season.

Conclusion: Having a valuable draft pick will help offset possible player losses.

Preparing for LeBron’s Free Agency: Teams like the Lakers, Rockets, Clippers, and Sixers have already shown interest in FA LeBron.

Conclusion: The Cavs have a better chance of re-signing LeBron if they can sign a fresh, high-ceiling prospect.


Updated data as of Feb. 12. Sources: Bleacher Report, Basketball-Reference.com


About Foulette Gunao

NBA fan and sportswriter, I enjoy writing because I can express my opinions and ideas. I’m very passionate about sports, particularly basketball analysis. My favorite teams are the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, and New York Knicks. My favorite players are Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, DeMar DeRozan and Kristaps Porzingis. TSC is a blessing for me and I’m thankful to be part of the team, I’m able to share my knowledge about sports. It also gives me an opportunity to improve as a writer in the sports industry.

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