The Cleveland Cavaliers have one of the top picks in the 2018 NBA Draft. With that in mind, we take a look back at the top 15 draft picks in team history.
As the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of an intense playoff run, their front office will have much more than a potential Finals run to worry about. Just weeks after the end of the Finals and a few weeks before the beginning of free agency, the NBA Draft takes place.
This season’s draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The Cavaliers pick is projected to be No. 8. However, the final placement of the pick will be determined by the NBA’s draft lottery that will be held on Tuesday, May 15.
They are projected to draft either University of Oklahoma point guard Trae Young or University of Duke center Wendell Carter Jr. Both would be a phenomenal pick with quite the professional upside.
Before we think about who the Cavaliers should take with that pick, let’s take a quick peek back at the Cavaliers draft history and rank their top draft picks.
That said, Mark Price is our only honorary mention. He was technically draft by the Dallas Mavericks, which is why he isn’t included in our rankings, but was traded on draft night to the Cavaliers. Price went on to play nine seasons in Cleveland, averaging 16.4 points per game, and would likely be ranked in the top five if drafted by Cleveland.
Well, without further ado, let’s get into our rankings!