2011 NBA Draft: 10 Players That Could Be Playing For The Cavaliers Next Season

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2011 NBA Draft: 10 Players That Could Be Playing For The Cavaliers Next Season
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The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers were counting their chances at winning the NBA Draft Lottery, the price of gasoline was $1.72 per gallon.

That was 2003, and in that lottery the Cleveland Cavaliers landed the face of their franchise for the past seven seasons.

That man was LeBron James, and as we all know, he now resides in Miami and plays for the Miami Heat.

Oh how things have changed for the franchise that was among the NBA's elite over the past two seasons.

The Cavaliers were once one of the most feared defensive teams in the league under former coach Mike Brown.

Now, they are one of the NBA's biggest laughing stocks.

Their roster is consumed with role players, and youngsters looking for a chance to prove their worth.

While it is great to have role players and youngsters, you cannot win basketball games in the NBA without some type of star.

And as much as I like Anderson Varejao's hustle, Daniel "Boobie" Gibson's heart, and Mo Williams' leadership: they just aren't enough to put this team in the playoffs.

Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers' front office thought that they could compete this season with veterans who know how to win.

I'm not going to lie, so did I.

But it is now January, and the Cavaliers are officially the worst team in the NBA.

If they continue down this path and win the NBA Lottery, the Cavaliers will once again have a chance to draft a new face of the franchise.

And while there isn't a player as hyped as LeBron James, there are plenty of players that could be stars in the NBA.

With that said, the Cavaliers organization will evaluate the roster and pinpoint what position is the biggest need for the team in the draft, and hopefully acquire even more first round draft picks for next season.

So while the organization does their part in securing draft picks, I'll do mine by showing you just who the Cavaliers could be drafting come June.

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