The regular season is over, and so the draft order is basically set. Barring a semi-miracle, the Cavs will draft 9th. By now we have a good sense of who is coming out, and, via a variety of mock drafts, who will go where.
Now is a good time to think about who will be available at #9, and how this may effect offseason personnel decisions.
Assuming the Cavs make no major trade to move up, here are the players who are sure to be gone by the 9th pick:
-Wiggens, Parker, Embiid, Randle, Exum, Smart, Vonleh, Gordon.
My question is: Who do you want the Cavs to draft, based on realistic possibilities?
Personally, after this initial list of headliners, I think that the best available talent, by far, is (SG) Gary Harris. But the problem is that the Cavs are already overloaded at the guard position. Thus, a trade?
Most mock drafts have the Cavs taking Hood, Saric, or Cauley-Stein. Excited about these as draft choices?
My bias is obvious. Take the best player available--Gary Harris--and figure the positions out later.