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With Otto Porter the Cavs make the Playoffs

The Cavs should take Otto Porter number 1 in the draft and they will be a 4-8 seed in the West if Andy V. and Irving stay healthy. The Cavs would have made the Playoffs last year. With Irving,Waiters,Gee,Thompson and Andy, they were +53. They will be even better with Porter starting and Gee as back up. Without Andy they were -62.

For comparison, the Nets starting 5 were +66, Bulls were +28 and the Bucks were +27. So we don't need a project like Noel. The line up will look like this:

Irving/PG in draft or free agency

Waiters/Ellington

Porter/Gee

Thompson/TBD

Andy V./TBD

At the 4 and 5 the door is wide open to get a solid draft pick at 19 and a good player through trade or free agency. At 19 we can get a big man. These big men could be available: Mason Plumlee, Kelly Olynyk, Rudy Gobert, Gorgui Dieng. There's a lot of nice back ups we can get in free agency at the 4. We have to see what Speights is doing and we also have Zeller. The Cavs will be a deep team next year. People act like we have this huge rebuilding project ahead of us and we need a project like Noel. Again, the Cavs starting 5 were +53. You add Porter and a few more players and the Cavs are a 4-8 seed in the East. Here's more:

Position: Small Forward

Age: 20

Height & Weight: 6'9", 198 pounds, 7'2" wingspan

2012-13 Season Averages

27.88 PER, 16.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.8 SPG, 0.9 BPG, 42.2% 3PT

The Cleveland Cavaliers truly only have two options with this pick, as only small forward Otto Porter and center Nerlens Noel make sense. While both offer intrigue, only one can be selected.

When it comes to what Cleveland should do, the answer is simple—solidify their core as a potentially elite unit.

Nerlens Noel has upside, but Otto Porter is the safe pick that can help bring it all together. While Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters are a strong enough tandem to lead a postseason push in future seasons, they will only go as far as their depth carries them.

Porter is a versatile contributor who can serve numerous purposes in Cleveland's budding schematics.

The Georgetown star is a dynamic offensive force that can handle the ball, facilitate and shoot the three-ball. Defensively, he's a strong rebounder that uses his length to lock his man down, play the passing lanes and protect the rim.

Nothing is certain, but the Cavaliers need to build a strong, rugged team to compete in the Central Division—Porter is the type of small forward they need to do just that.

Porter

Here's a video of Porter: Can you imagine this on the wing with Irving and Waiters??? The last thing we want is Wall, Beal and Porter while also facing Monroe, Drummond, Knight and maybe Shabazz with the Wizards and the Pistons.


We need to sure up our wing and Porter will do that!

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