2011 NBA Draft: Which Two Players Fill the Most Holes for the Cavaliers?
2011 NBA Draft Sees Cleveland With Two Top-Five Picks, But Who Should It Take?
It may not be LeBron James, but fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers can live with having the first and fourth picks in the draft.
With all of the talent at the top of the draft, there are plenty of options for the Cavaliers to choose, but there is still debate about what direction Cleveland will go in once it is on the clock.
There has been talk about Derrick Williams and Brandon Knight being in play for the Cavaliers, but it's time to brush that talk aside and focus on the duo that makes the most sense for Cleveland. That pair is Kyrie Irving and Enes Kanter.
Irving is a tone-setter in every sense of the word at the point guard position, making him a valuable commodity and someone a franchise like Cleveland cannot pass up on.
The Cavs haven't had a point guard in ages, and drafting the Duke freshman sensation would go a long way towards patching that hole.
While Cleveland does need a swingman, Kanter is a physical, imposing presence on the interior, and combining him with Anderson Varejao and J.J. Hickson would give the Cavaliers a strong frontcourt, even if they're missing a swingman.
Williams might be tempting because of his playmaking ability around the rim, but if Cleveland wants to get back to the playoffs, Irving and Kanter are the best way to do it.
Those picks would give the Cavaliers an inside-outside presence that would allow them the ability to hurt opponents from all over the floor.
There will be plenty of speculation before draft night, but in the end, Irving and Kanter are the only option for the struggling franchise.
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