By: Jordan Allen, Intern
With the number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft the Cleveland Cavaliers chose Anthony Bennett from UNLV. The choice was followed by “boos” from the packed Quicken Loans Arena. But the “boos” were completely appropriate after Bennett’s performance throughout the 2013-14 NBA season. Anthony Bennett averaged 4.2 points per game with 3.0 rebounds per game. Is this a joke? No, but picking Anthony Bennett number one was the joke, a joke that raises many questions about the Cavaliers front office.
Passing up players such as Victor Oladipo and the rookie of the year Michael Carter Williams will make you wonder who the Cavaliers will pass up this time. The cavs entered the draft lottery with a 1.7 percent chance at getting the number one pick for the 2014 NBA draft. Surprisingly we got the pick! Some think there was some behind the scene payments made and some think God has a miracle in store for the Cavaliers organization.
Will the Cavaliers take Andrew Wiggins who’s been compared heavily to Lebron James? Maybe they’ll take a chance with Jabari Parker, a product of Duke University who’s heavily compared to Carmelo Anthony. This draft class is filled with talent but who knows what the Cavaliers front office is thinking at this moment. Will we trade the pick? Will we take the most talented player? Will we take another Anthony Bennett? The big decision is yet to come.