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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Could Cavs Pass On Brad Beal To Go Big With Andre Drummond?

The NBA Draft is a little over a month away, and it will be a huge night for the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs have a very good chance to land a top three pick and add a cornerstone piece to match up with Kyrie Irving. If they do fall in the top three, many expect the Cavaliers to land either Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, or Bradley Beal. But NBA Draft Room thinks Chris Grant and company could look insider, and take who they call a "poor man's Dwight Howard."


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The 6'10 center prospect from UConn has an NBA build but has no developed and NBA offensive skill set yet. Drummond has plenty of potential, but based on his 2011-12 season, Beal is considered the safer pick. Here's what NBA Draft Room has to say about Drummond at No. 3:

Physical specimen who is built like Dwight Howard. Very good quickness and explosiveness for a big man - can attack the rim with great power. Should be a very good rebounder and interior defender at the pro level and is developing nice offensive post moves. A rare, elite center prospect.

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