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2011 NBA Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers Latest Draft News, Rumors and Updates

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18:  Kyrie Irving #1 of the Duke Blue Devils holds the ball in the second half while taking on the Hampton Pirates during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 18, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Cody MeadowsCorrespondent IJune 23, 2011

In the constantly changing draft talk regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers, it sounds like there may be a bit of a surprise coming.

Duke Guard Kyrie Irving is still expected to be the No. 1 overall pick, but there is a new twist at No. 4. Sources say that the Cavaliers plan to draft Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas with the No. 4 pick even if Kentucky's Enes Kanter is still available.

This is a surprise to me, but he certainly fills a need for the Cavaliers.

Jonas Valanciunas is a true center, checking in at 7 feet tall, 245 pounds.

He's young and will probably need time to develop, but you cannot teach height! In this draft there aren't any can't miss prospects like you normally see at the top. I wouldn't be disappointed with this pick, especially since his rebounding ability would help right away.

If it were me, I would rather take Derrick Williams at one. This way, the Timberwolves would most likely draft Kanter at two since Ricky Rubio is finally there.

This would put the Cavaliers in position for Brandon Knight with the fourth pick, assuming Kyrie Irving went off the board third.

No surprise with Kyrie Irving, solid pick.

Tristan Thompson is a bit of a reach to me, but he will be a very good player in my opinion.

I look for the Cavaliers to add a center in the second round, along with the possibility of adding a veteran through trade.

I'm holding out hope for Greg Oden on the cheap!

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