The Cleveland Cavaliers’ performance in the NBA summer league was not too impressive, however, with their youth coming to the forefront and delivering what’s expected of them, the 2019-20 season is expected to be a good one for them. Keeping that in mind, let’s go over how the team is positioned going into the next season.
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Some reprieve post lottery night
The draft for 2019 NBA was Koby Altman’s first as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ GM. When the Cavs drafted Colin Sexton last year, everyone was left wondering where LeBron James was headed. And that ended up being with the LA Lakers. While everyone in the Cleveland’s management might have had a hint that he indeed was leaving, there was nothing certain about that possibility.
Despite the fact that it was Altman’s first draft with the Cavs, and that too while they were in all-out rebuild mode, he seems to have scored a homerun! The disappointment was obvious after the lottery night, as the team not only missed out on the top 3-4 picks, but also couldn’t bag Zion Williamson in the 2019 NBA draft.
As per Dave McMenamin of ESPN, it was fairly apparent that Cavaliers might miss out on not just Williamson, but also Duke’s RJ Barrett, Ja Morant of the Murray State and Vanderbilt’s Darius Garland, since Lakers had already reached out for Garland prior to their reported trade involving Pelicans’ Anthony Davis. Regardless, Garland receded to the fifth and is expected to be a major addition.
Pinning hopes on Darius Garland
Looking at Daius Garland, it’s fairly evident that he is an elite player who has deep deady-eye accuracy and produces own shots. Everyone believes that he will have an excellent rookie year, and no one will be surprised if he finishes second in the voting for the Rookie of the Year.
There was plenty of talk around 2019 being a three-player draft season, however, Mike Schmitz of ESPN had clarified earlier on the ‘Stephen A. Smith Show’ that it was actually going to be a four-player draft, accounting for Garland. Altman also has high hopes from Garland and is expecting him to be amongst the few players to emerge as a star in the upcoming season.