3 players the Cavs might regret not drafting after Summer League

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The Cleveland Cavaliers went into the 2022 NBA Draft with four picks, the 14th selection in the first round and three second-round selections. They stood pat on draft night itself, making four picks at each spot. Ochai Agbaji, Khalifa Diop, Isaiah Mobley and Luke Travers are now all connected to the Cavs.

Immediately fans and analysts pointed out players that the Cavs should have drafted at each of those draft slots; we did the same thing here at King James Gospel. In the immediate aftermath of the draft, each person’s pre-draft rankings will influence their evaluation of the draft selections.

A number of players impressed in Las Vegas Summer League. Which standout players might the Cavs regret passing on in the 2022 NBA Draft?

Now we have more information, as many of the players selected in the draft played in Summer League over the past few weeks. Small summer leagues in California and Utah dovetailed into the NBA2K23 Summer League in Las Vegas where all 30 teams participated in showcasing their young talent.

The Cavs went 3-2 in the competition, which wraps up today. A number of their players showed intriguing flashes, including Agbaji, Mobley and Travers from this year’s draft class. Yet there were a number of other standout players on opposing teams, and some players whom the Cavs could have selected during the draft absolutely balled out.

Based on their Summer League performance, which draft prospects who went shortly after the Cavs’ selections might they regret not drafting?