2011 NBA Draft Grades: The Cavaliers and 5 Teams That Still Have Work to Do

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2011 NBA Draft Grades: The Cavaliers and 5 Teams That Still Have Work to Do
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The 2011 NBA Draft has now been over for a few days. Fans have calmed down from either a euphoric or distressed state following their teams' selections. The draft has been critiqued at every conceivable level imaginable.

Drafts in general force teams to make a choice as to whether they should draft for need, or for value. Drafting for need fills weaknesses on teams even though the player selected may not be the most talented available while drafting for value brings in the best player, though he probably isn't the best fit.

In a perfect world, the best player available fills a glaring need, but it rarely happens.

Here are five teams who, while they didn't have bad drafts, still have huge needs that they will need to address in free agency or via trade if they hope to further improve themselves for the upcoming season, whenever it begins. I'll also give them a quick grade on their draft based solely as to whether they filled their needs.

It is important to note that with the impending NBA lockout and the uncertainty as to how it will affect free agents, I'm going to assume that nothing major changes regarding potential free agents and cap space.

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