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Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 Biggest Needs in the NBA Draft
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In the midst of a season-long losing streak, memories of a promising start to the season have faded, and the task of rebuilding has become increasingly daunting. 

For a majority of this season, the Cavaliers got stellar play from rookies Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, veterans Anderson Varejao and Antawn Jamison and surprise players like Alonzo Gee. However, with less than a month to play, Varejao has been lost to injury, Jamison has been lost to ineffectiveness and the rookies have started to show real signs of hitting that first-year wall. 

All of these issues have left the Cavaliers looking like a potpourri of players most people have never heard of. Players like Manny Harris, Semih Erden and Lester Hudson are starting to get significant minutes.

Not surprisingly, that hasn't led to great results.

Now, more than any other point this season, it is clear to see the tremendous length the organization still must go to put a real contender on the court. Gone are the days of dreaming of making the playoffs just one year removed from LeBron James. It's time to think of what the Cavaliers can do with their four draft picks.

The only position the Cavaliers can really be content with is point guard, where Kyrie Irving has quickly established himself as one of the best players in the game and as the face of the franchise for years to come.

At power forward, Tristan Thompson has shown tremendous growth, but he still has a ways to go. The Cavaliers can't be completely comfortable calling him the starting power forward of the future at this point, but that is their hope.

Literally every other position is up for grabs. This article examines five areas the Cavaliers must look into improving when the NBA Draft rolls around on June 28th.

Obviously, they won't be getting enough players to satisfy all of these needs. But if they can take care of two or three of them, they'll be in great shape moving forward.  

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