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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Big, big night in store

The Cavaliers enter into the NBA draft lottery on Wednesday with a 13.8 percent chance to earn the No. 1 pick in the draft.

That's the difference between drafting a potential superstar who could move right into their starting lineup, and a young player who'll need time to develop.

If they get the No. 1 pick, they'll undoubtedly take Kentucky forward/center Anthony Davis. He's a 6-10, 220-pounder with a wingspan of 7-4. He'd be an immediate shot blocker and rebounder, whether you played him at power forward or center.

If you watched Kentucky in the NCAA championship game, he affects games with his length. He had 16 rebounds and six blocks in the title game. I think he had just six points in that game, but was the MVP.

If the Cavs don't get the No. 1 pick, they'll get a chance at some other good players - ones that could start right away - like Florida's Bradley Beal, Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kansas' Thomas Robinson or UConn's Andre Drummond.

It should be a wildly exciting night, especially if you're coming down to the Cadillac Ranch on Euclid Ave. in downtown Cleveland. That's where the Cavs are hosting their draft lottery party.


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