NBA Trade Scenarios: How the Cleveland Cavaliers Add More Draft Picks

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NBA Trade Scenarios: How the Cleveland Cavaliers Add More Draft Picks
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Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.—John Wooden 

Chris Grant has made bold moves to appease owner Dan Gilbert and Cavs fans in his year’s duties as General Manager. Those moves are under a temporary intermission, but this summer will require careful preparation in order for the Cleveland Cavaliers to continue improving. 

Grant’s tactics in the Baron Davis trade provide a blueprint for future trades that could improve the Cavs’ chances at landing a future star in the 2012 NBA Draft. The Clippers saved money for free agents, while the Cavs hit the jackpot with the No. 1 selection. 

Can the Cavs recreate this foundation-building maneuver? The following slides present trade scenarios that could not only improve the Cavs roster, but land additional first-round draft picks for the future.

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