3 winners on the Cavs roster from the 2022 NBA Draft

Lamar Stevens, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)
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Lamar Stevens and Brandon Goodwin, Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images /

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a good group of players. They are mostly young, with a few older vets sprinkled in, and seem to genuinely enjoy playing with one another. Yet they are far from a perfect roster, with a handful of low-ceiling players and a whole bunch of players forced to play out of position by a lack of small forwards on the roster.

Because it is clear this roster will need to continue to be shaped moving forward, a moment like the 2022 NBA Draft is a harrowing one for some of the players. Will a new draft pick take their place? Will a trade go down bringing in their replacement, or worse, shipping them out?

The NBA Draft was an exciting night for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Which players on the Cavs roster came out as winners after draft night?

Now that the draft is over, and before the team hits free agency, these three players can breathe a sigh of relief. Their spot on the roster wasn’t, and isn’t, secure, but nothing happened on draft night to put writing on the wall for their time in Cleveland. While some players on the roster got put on the hot seat, these players felt their posteriors cool down a bit.

Whether it was the Cavs not drafting their replacement, or simply not trading them away, here are three players who “won” on draft night with their spot on the team and in the rotation becoming a bit safer.