With their first pick in the second round, the Cleveland Cavaliers have selected shooting guard Allen Crabbe from the University of California at Berkeley. The 6’6”, 210 pound guard averaged 18.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in his last season at Cal. Like fellow Cavaliers rookie Sergey Karasev, Crabbe was available for the Cavaliers to take well beyond what most experts had expected. However, not long after the Cavaliers selected him, they traded his rights to the Portland TrailBlazers for two future second round picks.
It’s interesting that the Cavaliers decided to trade Crabbe instead of Arizona State shooting guard Carrick Felix considering most had Crabbe ranked has a higher prospect. DraftExpress.com, for example, had the Cal guard selected in the late first round. Felix, on the other hand, was predicted to go un drafted, let alone be selected at the top of the second round. It’s also interesting that the Cavaliers selected two shooting guards when wings like DeShaun Thomson and C.J. Leslie (and point guards like D.J. Cooper and Myck Kabongo) were still on the board.