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2012 NBA Draft: Cavaliers Work Out UNC's Harrison Barnes, Florida's Bradley Beal

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for perimeter help in the NBA Draft to go along with rookie of the year, Kyrie Irving, and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes and Florida's Bradley Beal are both in the mix, according to the Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd. With the fourth selection in the June 28th draft, the Cavs should have plenty of options for the backcourt and on Saturday, they hosted Barnes and Beal in a private workout to further evaluate two of their options at that spot.

Beal is routinely rated as the best shooting guard in the draft. He's only 6-foot-4 but so is Dwyane Wade and Beal had no problems getting his shot off against the 6-foot-8 Barnes. Barnes is more of a pure small forward though shooting guard has been mentioned by a couple of teams at the top of the draft as a possible future position of his.

Beal and Barnes will try to improve a long line of shooting guard mishaps in Cavs history since they traded Ron Harper three years into his career after drafting him eighth overall in 1986.

Based on workout performance - they both played well - and need, Beal would seem to have the edge to come off the board at this spot. It just makes more sense to solidify the backcourt of the future with a pure shooting guard next to a pure point guard in Irving.

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