Cleveland Cavaliers: 3 2010s draft picks we wish would’ve worked out

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Kevin Porter Jr., Cleveland Cavaliers

Then-Cleveland Cavaliers wing Kevin Porter Jr. reacts in-game. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

The 2010s were a roller coaster of a decade for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2010, they were at the top of the NBA with LeBron James nearing his prime.

Unfortunately, things were about to go left for the franchise as James would leave for the Miami Heat that offseason. The Cavaliers sank to the bottom of the league until James came back to the team for the 2014 season.

With James back on the roster, Cleveland saw four consecutive NBA Finals trips in which they won one in 2016. After the 2018 Finals, James would once again leave Cleveland, this time for the Los Angeles Lakers, and once again the Cavs would become one of the worst teams in the league.

With Cleveland not being a free agent destination they live and die through the draft. Through the 2010s, they have had more than their fair share of misses considering the amount of high lottery picks they have had.

Some were traded from the team too early, others were overhyped coming into the league, and some were the Cavs reaching and making boneheaded moves that would set the franchise back years.

With the 2021 NBA Draft coming up, it is only right to highlight some of the picks from the 2010s that we wish would have worked out.

This list will simply go in chronological order. There is no ranking system going into this list.

Lastly, only the 2010-2019 drafts are being taken into account. It would be extremely unfair to Isaac Okoro to even consider putting him on this list after he only had a single season to prove himself.

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