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2024 NBA Draft

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I was more curious about him at Stanford but, ironically, I've paid less attention now that he's at my favorite school (UNC).

Anyone given thought to Harrison Ingram? Coming out of HS he reminded me of Kgris Middleton, or a Harrison Barnes. Haven't heard much draft talk about him since his underwhelming freshman year.
A below average athlete but solid basketball player . Upside is def limited . Should get a summer league look from someone
 
Since this is our last 1st round draft pick until 2030, and it’s going to be a very late 1st rounder at that, we just need to get a player who can play. The only problem with all these guys on the roster getting better is that it also translates into getting more expensive to keep when their current contracts come up. Okoro's price is going up. Wade's is going up. Merrill's is going up. Mobley's is going way up. And no one's is going down - JA, DG, DM, Vert, Strus are all playing to their value or above. We won't be able to afford them all in a few years so we need young, playable, talent that we control on a rookie deal - whatever position they play.
How? We get out 1st round pick every other year because of the Stepien rule, right??
 
I think he meant it’s the last pick that they control due to swaps until 2030.

Don't disagree with that, at all. However, if the Cavaliers keep as they are, the Jazz will turn down the swaps and the Cavaliers will have their own picks (ideally in the 25-30 range) every other year.
 
Don't disagree with that, at all. However, if the Cavaliers keep as they are, the Jazz will turn down the swaps and the Cavaliers will have their own picks (ideally in the 25-30 range) every other year.
Hopefully that is the outcome . A lot can change in 2 to 4 years based on injuries development of players and free agency.

Hopefully a premium is placed on finding guys at the end of round one that can be rotational players in 24 26 and 28.
 
How? We get out 1st round pick every other year because of the Stepien rule, right??
Right. We will have others, but one’s we don’t have full control of, in 26 & 28. I didn’t clarify that. They will likely be very late picks as well so the basic point I was trying to make still holds. The longer this core stays together and keeps winning, the more they are going to price us into roster issues. So it becomes paramount to find cheap, playable, players at any position in the draft.
 
Right. We will have others, but one’s we don’t have full control of, in 26 & 28. I didn’t clarify that. They will likely be very late picks as well so the basic point I was trying to make still holds. The longer this core stays together and keeps winning, the more they are going to price us into roster issues. So it becomes paramount to find cheap, playable, players at any position in the draft.

I think it’s far more likely one of the core 4 are no longer on the team after the summer of ‘25 than it is the Cavs have to deal with the potential cap issues. Depending on how the cap grows, Allen, Mitchell, and Mobley are all due new contracts/extensions in the next two years. It remains to be seen if that’s something that’s manageable long-term for a team with the new CBA.
 
Let’s focus on this years draft since we are very likely selecting in late round one . Let’s get a future rotational player to develop . Prefer shooting and size of a guy that has 3/4 or 2/3
 
Let’s focus on this years draft since we are very likely selecting in late round one . Let’s get a future rotational player to develop . Prefer shooting and size of a guy that has 3/4 or 2/3

I’m also wondering if, given the current draft capital situation the next couple years, the Cavs try to move out of the back end of the 1st in favor of adding future 2nds?

Having extra picks could be beneficial in adding a piece or two at the deadline. We’ve seen a lot of teams over the past couple years get pieces at the deadline for nothing more than a contract and a couple 2nd rounders. Cavs have 10 contracts committed for next year without Okoro. Koby likes to keep at least one open roster spot. If Okoro is back, there’s 3 spots to play with, which basically means backup PG (maybe Porter), a wing, and a big.

Just interesting to think about. I’d like to add a piece with that pick, but I could see the Cavs not wanting to commit to a guaranteed contract given what they have coming back and some of the other young players they’ve been developing.
 
What do you guys think about Zach Edey as a late round pick? I am a Purdue homer and really want the best SF who can defend with our first round pick, but I cant decide if Edey will be a decent backup center in the NBA or not.

@RchfldCavRaised your thoughts? We disagreed a bit on Ivey, you loved him, I said being drafted a bit to high, jury is still out, but what do you think?
 
Every year I have a 2nd round upperclassman sleeper that I am 100% sure will be a 10 year pro and if acquired by the right program, can be a Draymond/PJ Tucker kind of XFactor as a 2nd round pick.

This year is a kid I watched grow up through a online youtube series while he was playing in HS with Prolific Prep

Coleman Hawkins for Illinois

He had NBA ready athleticism and every element of his game except the outside shot. This season, it's finally come along for him. While I was watching Illini get upset by Penn State yesterday, it looks like he's finally turned the corner on letting it fly confidently and consistently. I think he's shot like 40% on more than 100 attempts finally this season

He's a late bloomer who stayed in school but is ready made to contribute with NBA athleticism and size at 6'10/6'11. Watching him yesterday, I saw flashes of Larry Nance Sr as he's finding his assertiveness from range.

I think his most underrated quality is actually his passing. Check out his creating from the mid post and his catch and shoot from range in this Syracuse game that he dominated...

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Every year I have a 2nd round upperclassman sleeper that I am 100% sure will be a 10 year pro and if acquired by the right program, can be a Draymond/PJ Tucker kind of XFactor as a 2nd round pick.

This year is a kid I watched grow up through a online youtube series while he was playing in HS with Prolific Prep

Coleman Hawkins for Illinois

He had NBA ready athleticism and every element of his game except the outside shot. This season, it's finally come along for him. While I was watching Illini get upset by Penn State yesterday, it looks like he's finally turned the corner on letting it fly confidently and consistently. I think he's shot like 40% on more than 100 attempts finally this season

He's a late bloomer who stayed in school but is ready made to contribute with NBA athleticism and size at 6'10/6'11. Watching him yesterday, I saw flashes of Larry Nance Sr as he's finding his assertiveness from range.

I think his most underrated quality is actually his passing. Check out his creating from the mid post and his catch and shoot from range in this Syracuse game that he dominated...

Triple Doub against Syracuse


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Damn very nice profile! Those passes are great (would fit our new offense so well hehe).

How is his defense? He looks a little stiff on video but teammates say he's like a guard and the high praise for his dad are good sings.
 
Every year I have a 2nd round upperclassman sleeper that I am 100% sure will be a 10 year pro and if acquired by the right program, can be a Draymond/PJ Tucker kind of XFactor as a 2nd round pick.

This year is a kid I watched grow up through a online youtube series while he was playing in HS with Prolific Prep

Coleman Hawkins for Illinois

He had NBA ready athleticism and every element of his game except the outside shot. This season, it's finally come along for him. While I was watching Illini get upset by Penn State yesterday, it looks like he's finally turned the corner on letting it fly confidently and consistently. I think he's shot like 40% on more than 100 attempts finally this season

He's a late bloomer who stayed in school but is ready made to contribute with NBA athleticism and size at 6'10/6'11. Watching him yesterday, I saw flashes of Larry Nance Sr as he's finding his assertiveness from range.

I think his most underrated quality is actually his passing. Check out his creating from the mid post and his catch and shoot from range in this Syracuse game that he dominated...

Triple Doub against Syracuse


Personal BIO

Yup this is why you don’t throw away second round picks !

Do you think his teammate Shannon has any shot?
 

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