Sunday 22nd May 2022,
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Top 10 Cavaliers Draft Picks

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Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have the #1 pick in the draft, again, for the third time in four years, we take a look back at their best 1st round draft picks of all-time.

10. Ron Harper

harperdraftSchool: Miami University

Drafted: 8th pick (1986)

NBA Experience: 15 seasons

Playoffs: 10

Awards/Accomplishments: 5-time champion (Bulls, Lakers)

13.8 ppg 4.3 rpg 3.9 apg 1.7 spg
9. Dion Waiters

diondraftSchool: Syracuse University

Drafted: 4th pick (2012)

NBA Experience: 2 seasons

Playoffs: 0

15.3 ppg 3.0 apg 2.6 rpg
8. Andre Miller

millerdraftSchool: University of Utah

Drafted: 8th pick (1999)

NBA Experience: 15 seasons

Playoffs: 10

Awards/Accomplishments: Led NBA in assists and apg (2001-2002)

13.3 ppg 6.9 apg 3.9 rpg 1.3 spg
7. Mike Mitchell

mitchelldraftSchool: Auburn University

Drafted: 15th pick (1978)

NBA Experience: 10 seasons

Playoffs: 6

Awards/Accomplishments: All-Star (1980-1981) and top 10 scorer in the NBA (3 seasons)

19.8 ppg 5.6 rpg 1.3 apg
6. Jamal Crawford

crawforddraftSchool: University of Michigan

Drafted: 7th pick (2000)

NBA Experience: 14 seasons

Playoffs: 4

Awards/Accomplishments: 2-time 6th Man of the Year and led NBA in FT% (2011-2012)

15.6 ppg 1.0 spg 3.7 apg 85.5% FT
5. Charles Oakley

oakSchool: Virginia Union University

Drafted: 9th pick (1985)

NBA Experience: 19 seasons

Playoffs: 15

Awards/Accomplishments: All-Star (1993)

9.7 ppg 9.5 rpg 2.5 apg 1.1 spg
4. Kevin Johnson

johnsonrookieSchool: University of California

Drafted: 7th pick (1987)

NBA Experience: 12 seasons

Playoffs: 11

Awards/Accomplishments: 3-time All-Star

17.9 ppg 9.1 apg 3.3 rpg 1.5 spg
3. Brad Daugherty

daughdraftSchool: University of North Carolina

Drafted: 1st pick (1986)

NBA Experience: 8 seasons

Playoffs: 5

Awards/Accomplishments: 5-time All-Star

19.0 ppg 9.5 rpg 3.7 apg
2. Kyrie Irving

kyriedraftSchool: Duke University

Drafted: 2011

NBA Experience: 3 seasons

Playoffs: 0

Awards/Accomplishments: ROY, 2-time All-Star, and All-Star MVP (2013-2014)

20.7 ppg 5.8 apg 1.4 spg
1. LeBron James

lebrondraftSchool: St. Vincent-St. Mary’s HS

Drafted: 1st pick (2003)

NBA Experience: 11 seasons

Playoffs: 9

Awards/Accomplishments: 2-time champion (Miami), ROY, 4-time MVP, 2-time Finals MVP, and 2-time All-Star MVP

27.5 ppg 7.2 rpg 6.9 apg 1.7 spg 49.7% FG

No surprises. Of course LeBron James has been the best draft pick in Cavaliers history. James also headlines the Cavs #1 overall picks of all-time: Austin Carr (1971), Brad Daugherty (1986), LeBron James (2003), Kyrie Irving (2011), and Anthony Bennett (2013).

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