Picks: First, 19th, 31st, 33rd
Team Needs: First and foremost, the Cavs need to fix an awful defense that ranked 27th in the league in defensive efficiency last season, 27th in the league in field-goal percentage allowed at the rim, 25th in defensive rebounding percentage and 29th in blocked shots. They need a rim protector to build a defense around, and they need it badly.
The Cavs also have a need for wing shooting and scoring, as they were just 23rd in three-point percentage last year even with C.J. Miles unexpectedly going nuts from behind the arc. To be a contender, though, defense has to come first.
Pick One: Kentucky center Nerlens Noel should stabilize the Cavs defensively, and his mobility, athleticism and finishing ability should jive well with Kyrie Irving on the break and in the pick-and-roll. There are a few promising "3-and-D" wings near the top of the draft board, but the Cavs can't pass up a defensive menace like Noel.
Pick 19: SDSU SG/SF Jamaal Franklin isn't an effective perimeter shooter yet, but he's legitimately one of the best rebounding wing prospects in draft history. Franklin's incredible length and ability to cover a ton of ground would give the Cavs a boost defensively and on the glass.
Pick 31: Virginia Tech PG/SG Erick Green is a big-time scorer who shot over 37 percent from behind the arc his last two years in college. With no backup point guard on the roster, Green could provide symmetry between the starting and second units by scoring much in the same way Irving does.
Pick 33: North Carolina State PF/SF C.J. Leslie is an incredible athlete with the size and upside to be a steal at this point in the draft. With multiple picks, the Cavs can swing for the fences a bit and take a chance on Leslie putting it together in the pros.