NBA Draft Results: The Cleveland Cavaliers Set Themselves Back with Bad Picks

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NBA Draft Results: The Cleveland Cavaliers Set Themselves Back with Bad Picks
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Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers were bold and aggressive at the 2012 NBA draft, but their disappointing results will cost the team for years to come.

Going into draft night, the Cavs and GM Chris Grant had a roster with plenty of holes to fill. Grant had the future of the franchise in Kyrie Irving at point guard. Anderson Varejao is under contract for at least two more seasons. Yet outside of an unproven Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers have little to be excited about.

With openings at both wing positions and at center, Cleveland filled multiple spots by selecting Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller. However, these picks placed present need over future upside. For a team deep in the throes of rebuilding, this is an incredibly detrimental draft strategy.

Let's take a look at where the Cavaliers went wrong at the draft and how it will affect the team down the line.

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