The Cleveland Cavaliers finished fourth in the Eastern Conference last season.
The promising young team, led by Donovan Mitchell, were 51-31 overall, with a 31-10 home record and an uninspiring 20-21 record on the road.
However, a five-game, first-round playoff ouster to the New York Knicks made for a disappointing finish. Now, Cleveland looks to retool a bit in the off-season.
Cavs fans, especially those interested in Ohio sports betting, are hoping there is help in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
That could prove tough, though, as Cleveland traded away its first-round pick and does not have a selection until the 49th pick of the second round.
BetOhio.com – your source for Ohio betting apps - decided to look at the Cavaliers’ best second-round picks since the 2000 draft.
Utilizing Basketball-Reference.com, we gathered the VORP (Value Over Replacement Player) and WS (Win Shares) of every NBA second-round selection of the Cavaliers during that period.
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Here is the BetOhio.com research top 5.
Top 5 Cavs’ 2nd-Round Picks Since 2000
Carlos Boozer Was a True Find
Former Duke star Carlos Boozer, a power forward, was the 35th overall pick for the Cavs in 2002. He topped our findings with an 80.3 career win shares total with a 23.1 VORP rating.
Long-distance shooter Danny Green (2009), the former North Carolina standout, was second on the list as the 46th pick with a 49.2 career win shares total and a 20.2 career VORP.
With no first-round pick next Thursday, the Cavaliers will be looking to build up their interior presence, something that was lacking against the Knicks in the postseason.
Here are some players to keep an eye on that the Cavs might be interested in late Thursday night:
- Oscar Tshiebwe, a forward/center from Kentucky, the 2022 John Wooden Award winner
- Seth Lundy, Penn State small forward
- Jalen Wilson, Kansas forward
- Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State small forward
- Emoni Bates, the former Memphis/Eastern Michigan forward who entered college as one of nation’s top prospects.
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