2024 NBA Draft Team Preview – Cleveland Cavaliers

THE 2024 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft is rapidly approaching, with each team making their final preparations ahead of adding some young talent to the best competition in the world.

There are some seriously impressive prospects available, with the crop stretching all around the globe as more international players begin to gain recognition. Suddenly, the collegiate system is not the only method to joining the NBA, which has allowed a broader range of players to compete at the top level.

With the NBA wrapping up the 2023/24 season as we speak, the teams already eliminated have spent the past few weeks considering which players they will select to prepare for the future, and the recent Draft Lottery saw the official order determined.

With that in mind, Rookie Me Central will be taking a look at each team and how their draft will potentially pan out on June 26-27. With all 30 sides in their own unique situation, there is plenty to unpack ahead of the next injection of exciting players.

The next cab off the rank are the Cleveland Cavaliers, who will be looking to stay in contention while adding valuable young pieces to keep the team competitive in the future.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Draft Selections


Contracted Players

Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen, Caris Lavert, Max Strus, Evan Mobley (team option), Georges Niang, Dean Wade, Ty Jerome, Sam Merrill, Craig Porter Jr.

The Cavaliers have constructed one of the most balanced rosters in the NBA over the past couple of years, but have been unable to taste the ultimate success with the group. Now, with a potential retooling of the playing list, Cleveland will be looking to maintain its spot as one of the best sides in the Eastern Conference.

Armed with a top-20 pick as well, the Cavaliers will be eager to add a key weapon to their arsenal, and one that does not necessarily have to take on too much responsibility for the time being, given the proven performers the team has.

An ideal fit for Cleveland is Tristan da Silva, whose versatility would be extremely valuable for the Cavaliers. The forward is a low-risk prospect as he has the ability to be a contributor on both ends of the floor, and is a well-rounded player.

He can score inside and outside, pass the ball well and hold his own defensively as he is able to switch and guard several positions, and these strengths would make him a wise selection for Cleveland.

Another option is Carlton Carrington, who offers impressive size as a point guard. Standing six-foot-five, he can score the ball himself off pull-up jumpshots or make the right pass to a teammate in tight situations. With the future of the team’s backcourt uncertain, Carrington may be worth picking up for years to come.

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