Thank you Clippers! Duke PG Kyrie Irving (Left) and NC SF Harrison Barnes (Right). Co-MVP's of the Jordan Classic. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Jordan Brand Classic)
It's been a crazy draft period but I think long term the Cavaliers will be better off. The Cavaliers dumped off Mo Williams contract and got rid of Jamario Moon while receiving another lottery pick. Sound great right? And I guess we picked up veteran PG Baron Davis as well so I guess there is a little bad news to all of this.
The Cavaliers also spent the high price of a 2013 2nd round draft pick for Celtics C Semih Erden and PF Luke Harangody.
Let me break down everything that has happened in the past 24 hours.
Early this morning the Cavaliers agreed on terms with the Los Angeles Clippers to send Mo Williams and Jamario Moon to the Clippers while sending Baron Davis and an unprotected 1st round pick to Cleveland.
An undisclosed source from the Clippers told Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles went on record saying:
"That just shows you how much we hate this draft,"
Gee, with talk like that it's hard NOT to get excited about this draft class right? The Clippers may not be fans of this draft class but this lowly blogger thinks having 2 lottery picks may be a blessing to a team in need like the Cavaliers. And to be fair, the Clippers aren't the first team NBA fans think of when they're talking about competent front offices.
Then later in the day Cavaliers made an offer to the Celtics for 2 young players for a 2013, 2nd round pick. Semih Erden is worth that pick himself. He's a quality young player who plays with a high motor. The other pick up Luke Harangody wasn't a slouch in his college years playing for Notre Dame During his tenure he was the 2008 Big East player of the year along with multiple All American Awards.
Cav Fans need to stay positive, in this crazy 2 lottery pick world the Cavaliers could draft Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes. Or many other PG and SF combinations. The important thing is there is a great chance the Cavaliers can address needs with have a total of 4 draft picks 3 of which will be in the top 34. Let alone from the fact the cavaliers have helped upgrade their big men by adding young depth.