Cleveland Cavaliers Mock Draft: Cleveland Becomes "Beal"ieveland

Andrew LawrenceContributor IIIMarch 29, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 22:  Bradley Beal #23 of the Florida Gators moves the ball against the Marquette Golden Eagles during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Cavaliers have been an exciting, fun and dynamic team to watch this season. I must admit, I have never been quite as excited as I am about this team as I have been any other sub .500 team before. However, with the trade of Ramon Sessions and the potential departure of Antawn Jamison the team will lose a good majority of their scoring, which drove this team in the beginning part of this season.  To correct that the Cavs must find someone in this year's draft who can create their own shot and put up points to pair with Kyrie Irving.

#8 Bradley Beal, SG Florida

Beal is exactly the kind of player that Cleveland needs to pair with Irving. He showed in the NCAA tournament that he is a dynamic player with the ability to create his own shot and definitely has the looks of an NBA ready talent.

#26 Festus Ezeli, C Vanderbilt

Festus Ezeli would be an excellent addition for the Cavs. They are lacking a true center down low, and with the selection of a true center would allow Tristan Thompson to play his natural position at power forward. Ezeli is tall, strong and can run the floor quite well for a big man.

#32 Draymond Green, SF/PF Michigan State

Green is a tremendous talent out of Michigan State. He is one of the best leaders in this draft class and would be a welcome addition to the Cavaliers' roster.

#37 Yancy Gates, PF Cincinnati

Gates is best known the sucker punch he threw early this season against Xavier. However, this kid is a bruiser down low and could turn out to be a lot like fellow UC grad Jason Maxiell, with his physical prowess.  It would be nice to have a banger down low rotating in for a few minutes a game.

This draft would allow the Cavs to add a primary scorer, in Beal to pair with Irving along with three rotational players who could make an impact, and Ezeli has the potential to be a starter at center down the road.