Originally Posted by WVRed
I'm far from a Cavs fan (can't stand Dan Gilbert actually), but the rumors have been circulating about Cleveland trying to get LeBron back if he opts out of his contract. He would actually have a better nucleus than what he was surrounded with the first time he was there, especially with Kyrie Irving, Nerlens Noel, and likely another top 5 pick in the fold.
This is going to be the weakest draft in a long time. The fact that this years number one overall pick is going to be at least THREE years away from making a major contribution says something, add in that teams are looking at drafting him coming off a torn ACL and basically tanking to get a shot at next years lottery, which is going to be one of the best (Harrison twins, Wiggins, Randle)
I don't really follow the NBA all that much but it seems like every 3-5 years there is a very good top heavy draft but after that its pretty much blah. Don't get me wrong there are consensus #1 picks who are good players, but they are hardly the stars who can change the direction of a franchise. Look at the Cavs, in the past 3 years they will now have had two #1 overall picks and two #4's. You would think a team who had that many high picks could really do some damage. But as you mentioned a team with Irving, Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters and now Noel will do better than another lottery finish.
Going back to 2010 there have been two players drafted to make an all star game. Maybe the NBA needs to implement a baseball style rule where you can enter the draft right out of HS or spend 3 years in college. Because the way it looks now the only thing the lottery guarantees a team is a hefty contract.