NBA Draft 2013: Cleveland Cavaliers Select Sergey Karasev

Mar 20, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) stands at center court during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Miami won 98-95. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers were a team the NBA world was waiting on to make a decision at No. 1 overall and they milked every last second of it. When they ended up taking Alex Len with that top pick, it set in motion the rest of the draft until it snaked around to them once again at 19th overall. For a team on the brink of being contenders, the Cav’s having two first round picks could be huge but it all comes down to who they pick.

So to follow up on taking Alex Len first overall in the draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected the much hyped Sergey Karasev 19th overall.

As Bill Simmons said on the ESPN Draft show, the Cavaliers didn’t need to hit a home run with their first pick and they needed to do so even less with the 19th overall pick. This is a pick that could be on the move very soon as the plethora of trades made already suggests that we are far from being done with picks swapping teams today.

Cleveland looks to be hanging onto this one though and while they may not have been trying to hit a home run or might not needed to hit one, they certainly did their best by picking up a guy like Karasev

Sergey Karasev is a guy who has a lot of hype around him and is someone that Cleveland might be able to add some serious depth to the roster and become a major supporting character on Mike Brown’s team.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Draft 2013

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