2013 Cavaliers NBA draft guide

Breaking down Cleveland's draft profile and potential picks this year

Updated: May 22, 2013, 3:40 PM ET
By Amin Elhassan | ESPN Insider
Kyrie IrvingNathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty ImagesKyrie Irving and the Cavs' future is rising, and the draft could help them make another leap.

NBA Insiders Amin Elhassan and Bradford Doolittle break down the draft history, needs and potential picks of the 14 teams eligible for the NBA draft lottery this year. With some help from Chad Ford's Big Board of Top 30 prospects, we take a look at the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Personnel needs: SG, SF

Major needs: Despite drafting combo guard Dion Waiters last year, the Cavs still need major, starting-caliber help on the wing, especially shooting. They were 23rd in the NBA in 3-point percentage, something that must improve in order to provide Kyrie Irving maximum space to operate. Also, Cleveland was one of the worst defensive teams in the league, allowing almost 110 points per 100 possessions. A healthy Anderson Varejao would have curtailed that some, but the Cavs need some more long perimeter defenders.


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