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Cavaliers will pick at No. 8 in the 2018 NBA Draft

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The Cavs do not move up in the draft.

NBA: Lottery Draft Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers draft magic failed to come through as they will select 8th in the 2018 NBA Draft.

The positive way to look at this is that the team didn't fall further in the draft, as they potentially could have fallen as far as 10th.

It's hard to say whether or not the pick staying put increases or decreases the odds it gets traded. On the one hand, it is less valuable as a trade piece now. On the other, the team may be more willing to trade the pick for a second tier All Star now that it is less valuable.

Fortunately this draft is incredibly deep and most mock drafts have the Cavs taking either Michael Porter Jr. or Trae Young with the No. 8 pick. Both of whom appear to be great fits and to positions of need.