Tom Ziller is back mocking the NBA Draft for SB Nation, and his latest projection has the Cleveland Cavaliers taking two pretty familiar faces in Kyrie Irving and Enes Kanter.
There had been some recent talk that the Cavs weren’t so sure on who they would be selecting with their top overall pick, and Arizona’s Derrick Williams was brought in for a second workout. According to Williams, he has only had three workouts, and the Cavs were two of them.
Still, Ziller thinks the Cavs are set on Irving, and the day before the draft, here is his analysis:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving, G, Duke
Surprise surprise! All that smoke about picking another dude at No. 1 was a ploy to boost the value of No. 4! I’m shocked!
The Cavs have recently been talked about in trade rumors for the fourth overall pick, and if Enes Kanter is on the board, that pick becomes more attractive. Certainly, the Cavs can choose to keep the pick for themselves if Kanter is available, and in this mock draft, that’s where he lands:
4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Enes Kanter, C, Turkey
This is the one spot on the board where Jonas Valanciunas’ NBA delay actually clarifies matters … assuming that the Jazz don’t take Kanter.