Draft Picks: No. 4, No. 24 (from Los Angeles Lakers), No. 33 (from New Orleans Hornets, via Miami Heat), No. 34
Team Needs: Small forward, Shooting guard.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a bright future ahead of them thanks to the stellar play from Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving, who showed he could be a franchise-changing talent in his first season with the Cavs.
Though fellow lottery pick Tristan Thompson struggled a bit to get acclimated to the NBA, the team still has plenty of promise and looks to build on that with a pair of first round picks in this draft.
The Cavaliers desperately need help on the perimeter and should look to find a long-term backcourt partner for Irving. Though the team was hoping to pick earlier than fourth, they should still have a chance at Florida freshman Bradley Beal.
Beal has the kind of effortless game teams love to get from their two-guards, he averaged 14.8 points, 2.2 assists and a very impressive 6.7 rebounds for the Gators last season. While he is a natural scorer, thanks to a solid jump shot and the ability to finish at the rim, Beal proved he could effect the game in other ways.
He had some nice moments as a playmaker as well as on the defensive end of the court and should Cleveland be able to get him, they would have their guard tandem solidified for years to come. If Beal is not available, the team could take UNC's Harrison Barnes, a scoring small forward who could replace Omri Casspi at the three spot.
Though there are some questions about Barnes due to his lack of noticeable improvement from freshman to sophomore year, he is still one of the best scorers in the class and would be a nice addition to the Cavs' roster.
With their second pick the team could look at a high upside player like Fab Melo, who could eventually replace Anderson Varejao at center. Melo needs time to develop once in the league, but under Varejao, he wouldn't have to play extended minutes and the team could work on his offensive moves and defensive discipline while he doesn't have to shoulder too much early in his career.
Other possibilities include someone like Vanderbilt's Jeffery Taylor, a fierce athlete and defender who averaged 16.1 points per game last year and shot 42.3 percent from three. He could be groomed to be their go-to perimeter defender and also help stretch the floor.
There is a possibility Cleveland could use these picks to move up to third or even trade down with a team like Portland, but it seems more likely they will look to add as much youth as they can to the roster.
The Cavaliers are headed in the right direction after a pair of dismal seasons, and this draft will go a long way in determining how much success they will have.