3.) Cleveland Cavaliers:
- Dion Waiters
Production: 2012-2013 season: 14.7 PPG; 3 APG; 2.4 RPG
Value: Rookie Deal
Projection: 2013-2014 season: 15 PPG; 3.1 APG; 2.6 RPG
- C.J. Miles
Production: 2012-2013 season: 11.2 PPG; 2.7 RPG; 1 APG
Value: 2 years- $4.45 million
Projection: 2013-2014 season: 10.8 PPG; 2.9 RPG; 1.1 APG
- Carrick Felix
*Production: 2012-2013 College season: 14.6 PPG; 8.1 RPG; 1.6 APG
Value: Rookie Deal
Projection: 2013-2014 season: 3.2 PPG; 2.8 RPG; 0.6 APG
- The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone through quite the rebuilding process since the aforementioned departure of the one they call LeBron James back in the summer of 2010. The Cavs have been extremely fortunate to receive as many as two number one overall selections through the draft lottery to help speed up the draft process. Through those two draft picks, the Cavs have plunked at least one superstar in Kyrie Irving, and one combo forward in Anthony Bennett.
In the 2012 Draft, the Cavaliers surprised everyone by selecting guard Dion Waiters number four overall, much higher than recently projected. Waiters did not disappoint Cavalier fans either. He dropped a number of 30 point games, leading to a season average of almost 15 points a game. Not too bad for Irving’s side kick.
Another major addition this offseason for the Cavs was the ability to resign sharp shooter C.J. Miles to the rather cheap price of approximately $2.22 million a year. Miles is that outside threat that gives coaches headaches when going against them. With the addition of big man Andrew Bynum in the front court, it is extremely important to have a guy that can spread the floor.
Lastly, the Cavaliers plucked athletic guard/forward Carrick Felix out Arizona State University. Felix shot an astounding 50% clip at ASU, leading the team in field goal percentage.