It has become quite clear that the Cavaliers do not care at all what other people think of their drafting habits. Felix ranked 69th on Draft Express' board of Top 100 prospects, but the Cavs had no problem taking him early in the 2nd round. Felix is a tremendously athletic player, but is a bit old for a prospect at 22 years old. He had a bunch of issues in college with academics and eligibility before he finally burst onto the scene and was very very productive at Arizona State.
Cleveland taking Carrick Felix at 33.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 28, 2013
It's a bit interesting that the Cavaliers picked Felix over some of the more established college talent. Jamaal Franklin, Jeff Withey, and even taking a flier on someone like Tony Mitchell could have been an option. But I guess if the Cavs wanted to get a player that could fill a role and defend off the bench, then Felix can be their guy.
Welcome to the Cavs, Carrick Felix!