With the NBA Draft right around the corner and the Cavs holding not only two picks in the first round but also 2 picks in the 2nd round here are a few names to get familiar with.
Michael Kidd Gilchrist 6-8 Small Forward Kentucky
Kidd-Gilchrist is an outstanding athlete who many believe will be an elite defender from day 1. He’s a tough and physical player who was the glue of the Kentucky Wildcats because of his willingness to defend. The only negative with MKG is his perimeter shooting. MKG also played with Kyrie Irving in high school.
Bradley Beal 6-4 Shooting Guard Florida
Beal is a young man that can shoot the rock. He has deep range and feels like his game is a mix of Ray Allen and Dwayne Wade. After only one year at Florida the guard feels like he can come into the league and contribute instantly with his offensive game. Some believe that Beal will grow into being a combo guard who can play with the ball or off the ball. The only worry some have with him is his size and if he will be more of a tweener.
Harrison Barnes 6-8 Small Forward N Carolina
Barnes is a wing player that can score. A very smooth player who has a terrific mid range game, but some wonder how explosive he can be as an athlete. Some have judged Barnes on his final few games at N Carolina when he struggled to score without the teams point guard. Barnes is not a great ball handler and needs to add a little strength. But he could fit right into the Cavs line up if he is their choice.
Thomas Robinson 6-8 Power Forward Kansas Robinson is an explosive athlete that plays bigger than his listed size. Made huge strides from his sophomore season, to his junior seasons as he led Kansas all the way to the NCAA finals. He also has had to deal with the passing of his mother just 2 seasons ago. He’s a tad undersized to play power forward but some think that his athleticism will help him overcome his lack of size.
Andre Drummond 7-0 Center Connecticut
Drummond maybe the most interesting guy in the top half of the draft as he has size that can’t be coached. He’s a long, athletic big man that can jump like few other big men. The problem with Drummond is his inconsistent play, and how he can sometimes disappear on the court. Some think that Drummond just needs to grow up, while others believe he will be a huge disappointment. Drummond will be an interesting guy to follow come draft night.