Jon Rothstein’s 2013 NBA Draft Recap
By Jon Rothstein
FIVE QUESTIONS AFTER THE 2013 NBA DRAFT
1. WHY DID CLEVELAND GO WITH ANTHONY BENNETT?
Just like they did last year with Dion Waiters, the Cavs went for the best available talent instead of overall need. While many believed that Cleveland would opt for a center in either Alex Len or Nerlens Noel, the Cavs took Bennett, a blue chip power forward with serious upside. He may play the same position as Tristan Thompson, but that doesn’t mean the two of them can’t play next to each other at the “4″ and “5.” Basketball has changed recently due to a lack of traditional big men, and Cleveland acknowledged that with this pick. Why take a player based on need if you can get a potential all-star in his place? Look for Bennett, who didn’t play with a pure point guard at UNLV, to flourish alongside Kyrie Irving.