Official Cleveland Cavaliers Thread: A basketball team

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  1. CTownND

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    Good reminder of how its a blessing we had a couple great picks land, made a couple great trades, and got out of what can be a perpetual looking struggle

     
  2. yaywaffles

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    really sucks that we weren't able to see what this team's true ceiling wasdue to injuries, but it's fun being excited about basketball again
     
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  3. BuckeyeRiot

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    Glad he made it back but Allen was obviously gassed in the 4th. The Cleveland motto: just wait until next year.
     
  4. b7

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    Yea he was gassed for sure.

    Levert acquisition didn’t work for them.

    Okoro just stands on offense which makes defending him super easy.

    I really like Lauri on this team.
     
  5. BuckeyeRiot

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    Yeah I’m hopeful Levert fits a little better after a full offseason. He looked pretty hesitant all season.
     
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  6. yaywaffles

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    it's hard to consider this season anything but an unqualified success. obviously injuries fucked us. i'm not really sold on levert, but at least we get to keep our draft pick. in the grand scheme, that might be better than losing in five to miami
     
  7. bigCUM

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    I would have loved to see this team have to game plan a playoff series. Hopefully we can resign Sexton and try to find a solid wing in the draft and run a healthy team back next year.
     
  8. BuckeyeRiot

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    And resign Rubio
     
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  9. phunkybuck

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    Hoping Levert fits better after an offseason to work with the team because he was unimpressive sine the Cavs got him.

    May be a homer viewpoint but I’d love to get Branham with our first pick. A wing who can shoot and slash is what this team needs (and who Levert is supposed to be.)
     
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  10. HotMic

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    14. Cleveland Cavaliers - Malaki Branham, G, Ohio State
    Branham wasn’t projected as a one-and-done coming into Ohio State as a recruit ranked around No. 40, but he emerged into one by coming on strong to end his freshman year. A 6’5 shooting guard with a reported 6’10.5 wingspan, Branham is an old-school shooting guard who prefers midrange pull-ups but also offers catch-and-shoot potential. Branham took 153 non-rim two-pointers this year and knocked them down at an impressive 43.1 percent clip. He created most of those looks himself (only 18 percent were assisted) by knowing how to get to his spots and having the ability to rise and fire. He was also impressive from three-point range, hitting 41.1 percent of 90 attempts almost exclusively on spot-ups. If his pull-up midrange shots can become pull-up threes, he could have more upside than anticipated. Branham also needs to become a tougher and more engaged wing defender, and he has the tools to do it.


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    (Ohio State Buckeyes: Wing, Freshman, 6-5)

    I’m projecting the Cavaliers take a kid from Ohio who went to St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

    But I’m not just doing that because of the obvious connection to LeBron James. During his sole collegiate campaign, Ohio State’s Malaki Branham proved that he was a more-than-worthy lottery pick. Cleveland already has a stacked frontcourt, and their backcourt is loaded as well.

    Branham is a three-level scorer who would give the Cavs a scoring punch on the wing. Among those with at least 60 attempts in each zone, Branham is the only freshman in the past decade to shoot at least 40% at the rim, 40% from midrange, and 40% on 3-pointers.
     
  11. HotMic

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    Wish they would have went with Branham
     
  12. scratchfoot

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    I think Branham is redundant with Sexton and/or Levert. Scoring guard who is a below average defender. Team needed some athletic wings who can shoot and Ochai fits that exactly
     
  13. HotMic

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    Don’t don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike the pick. The FO has been nails thus far, so there’s no reason to think it won’t be the right move.
     
  14. HotMic

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    I watched this and have decided he’ll be a 10x All-Star.

     
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  15. dukebuckeye

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    I’m skeptical of the pick. Too many vowels in his name.
     
  16. MtOread

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    I think Och could be a very good 3 and D guy.

    And his 3 point shooting in the Final Four in a big moment this year was pretty great. After having a couple down games from 3, he came out and started 5/5 from 3 and went 6/7 for the game.

     
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  17. BuckeyeRiot

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    I would have liked the OSU guy because I’m a homer but I trust this front office which feels really weird to say. They’ve nailed player evals to build this team since LBJ left.
     
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  18. CTownND

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    We expecting any trades this off season? We’ve got the perfect long jam of ‘good not great 3’ probably getting a full 48 minutes a night between Okoro, Cedi, and this guy
     
  19. BuckeyeRiot

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    Love to see them jump back into the first here and snag Liddell.
     
  20. The_QCT

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    Ochai measured at 6'5 and 3/4". He has a 6'10" wingspan and a 40"+ vert, can cover 2s and 3s. His stroke is full-on elite, doesn't need a dribble, 94th percentile in catch and shoot. He was really the best choice.
     
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    The new logo is fantastic. And adding gold is great. That logo mixes old school and new school perfectly. It better be on one of the new uniforms when they are revealed.

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  22. HotMic

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    He seems like a legitimately great dude

     
  23. BuckeyeRiot

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  25. b7

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    Find a reasonable solution with Sexton that includes coming off the Bench and hope for health and let’s go
     
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