NBA Draft 2012: Why the Cavaliers Should Stockpile Picks for Next Year

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NBA Draft 2012: Why the Cavaliers Should Stockpile Picks for Next Year
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"Wait till next year" is constantly in a Cleveland sports fans' lexicon, but this Cavaliers franchise is driven to build a championship-contender as quickly as possible.

When it comes to the night of the 2011 NBA draft, it might be more beneficial for the Cavaliers' decision makers to follow this normally negative outlook.

Going into Thursday night's draft, the Cavaliers own nine first-round picks and seven second-round picks within the next five years. Add a roster of players whom the Cavaliers' front office and fans aren't necessarily in love with, and GM Chris Grant has the potential to recreate the Cavs' favorable lottery positions in the 2012 draft.

Here are eight 2012 NBA draft prospects that could make excellent additions to the Cavs.  

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