Despite having a rough draft lottery night—tumbling down to the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft—the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a position to add a solid prospect to a promising core in one of the more unpredictable drafts in recent history.
The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the abbreviated 2019-20 season with a 19-46 record, with no big improvements as a team from their 19-win 2019 season. That being said, Cleveland is still a roster chock-full of young talent, simply lacking in the way of identity. With so many random and ill-fitting parts, it hard to blame the Cavs for how bad they were in 2020.
Cleveland finds itself in the lottery again in Year 2 of the post (post)-LeBron era with many holes to fill. The 2020 NBA Draft class is not a particularly impressive one but is deep with talent that can turn into rotation-level players. Not a thrilling synopsis but grabbing a net-positive player (regardless of experience) in today’s uncertain times is paramount for franchises hoping to build towards a successful future.
J.B. Bickerstaff is a young and regardless of how much faith you have in Bickerstaff, the continuity in him returning to lead the troops will help franchise pillars, Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Kevin Porter Jr. focus on improving their respective games. The Cavaliers’ young core is extremely is offensive-minded, built around three guard prospects who all figure to be fairly high-usage players at their peak. Here’s a look at the top options for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2020 NBA Draft.