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Cup of Cavs: Ja Morant, eliminated too soon

Your daily dose of Cavs news and notes.

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Here is your Cup of Cavs for Monday, March 25. Questions/concerns, drop us an email to We have a legit SB Nation email address now!

Take of the day

So, I am not in favor of weighing draft prospects solely on what they do in March. It’s not a big enough sample size for us to really learn anything.

But here’s the thing: I am really bummed that Ja Morant is out of the tournament. I am skeptical of him as a prospect and specifically about his fit with Collin Sexton. But seeing him against competition a step above the players he’d going up against in the Ohio Valley Conference is highly interesting and fun to watch and film we could actually learn from. So, color me annoyed that he’s done.

Draft watch

As of today, the Cavs have the third-worst record in the NBA. They have a 52.1 percent chance of landing a top-four pick and a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. They could pick as low as No. 7 overall.

Today’s Tankathon sim yielded the Cavs the fourth overall pick. They have a 12 percent chance of picking in this slot:

The pick the Cavs are owed from the Rockets is currently slotted in at No. 25 overall.

ICYMI — news and notes from yesterday

The Lonzo-Big Baller Brand story is fascinating

Kerr says health > No. 1 seed

Porzingis calls sitting “very, very tough”


Two Bulls rookies are done for the year #tank

Pau Gasol is going to miss a month

What to read today

The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks on Ja Morant and what he’ll need to do to succeed in the NBA