The top 3 prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft for the Cavs

NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the 2019 NBA Draft. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the 2019 NBA Draft. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland and NBA commissioner Adam Silver embrace. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

The 2022 NBA Draft is still two years away, but one player at the top is why Cleveland Cavaliers fans should be highly anticipating the 2022 lottery and/or draft. Here, we’ll highlight that player and two others for the Cavs as the three best 2022 prospects for them.

The 2022 NBA Draft is a ways away and as it currently stands, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still in the beginning stages of a rebuild. With some of the franchise talent at the top of the 2021 NBA Draft and if some of their other pieces on the roster already can develop, though, the view of the Cavs’ roster can be completely different and further along in their rebuild by the time that 2022 draft rolls around.

Again, depending on how/where the Cavs finish in that lottery and how the young pieces such as Collin Sexton, Kevin Porter Jr. and Darius Garland develop, Cleveland could be heading in the right direction.

The 2020 NBA Draft doesn’t appear to have a surefire guy like Zion Williamson or Ja Morant from last year, but if the Cavs were to get the number one pick, I think they’d probably take Anthony Edwards.

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Playing off that, according to’s Chris Fedor, they’ll still likely look at best talent available, regardless of fit, though that could play into two evenly-matched prospects.

Edwards isn’t a sure thing, as he’s raw, but from pure ability, he’s the most talented player in this upcoming draft and his upside reminds you of Victor Oladipo or Donovan Mitchell. This draft is wide open and especially after Edwards, is a toss-up.

Conversely, the 2021 draft is expected to be loaded and especially at the top. I think Cade Cunningham is the best prospect in the 2021 draft, of which I stressed in an article earlier this month, but I also really like Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga as possible franchise talents as well for the Cavaliers.

That leads back to my next set of future draft commentary here.

With how loaded the 2021 NBA Draft is, by the time the 2022 NBA Draft rolls around, the overall view of the Cleveland Cavaliers could be much more promising. Three prospects come to mind in that regard as the best players for Cleveland, too.

With that said, here we’ll highlight those top three 2022 prospects from the Cavs’ perspective.