Cavs Will Draft for Talent, Not Need

April 19th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

Chris Grant via Bob Finnan:

“We’d never pass on a star to fill a need, regardless of position.”

The translation: “if Derrick Williams is sitting there at two or three, we’re taking him.”

By the way, it seems every team that has more than a 5% chance at the number one pick will take Kyrie Irving except for the Wizards, who have John Wall. Then again, the T-Wolves are run by David Kahn, who might draft Harrison Barnes, then spend the next nine months bargaining with Roy Williams as Barnes regresses and shoots 31% from the field in ACC competition and scouts begin to wonder if he will ever play in the NBA. There’s a precedent for this.