4 potential steals for Cleveland Cavaliers in 2023 NBA Draft

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Hunter Tyson, Clemson

What if the Cavaliers could bring in a 40 percent 3-point shooter who grabs nearly 10 rebounds every night? Cleveland, meet Hunter Tyson. A five-year recruit from Clemson, Tyson has improved his overall game year after year. Sports Illustrated noted that Tyson finished in the top three in nearly all shooting drills at the G League Ignite Camp in May.

Every NBA team covets a tall wing who can shoot and rebound, and the Cavaliers may be the team in the greatest need of that talent. At 6-foot-8 and 210 pounds, The Ringer projects Tyson being selected 47th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers (you can refer to the aforementioned link). While this still places Tyson just before the Cavaliers’ selection, he is an absolutely possible steal if he happens to fall at all.

A proven college talent that showed continual improvement, Tyson as the newest Cavalier could be a dream come true. Bringing in Tyson as a ready-to-go player opens up Cleveland’s ability to focus on filling out depth at other positions this free agency, such as a backup big or guard.

Maybe Cleveland wants somebody with something more to prove, though. In that case, this former top prospect might be the guy.