The Cavaliers certainly have all the luck, having won the NBA Draft lottery in consecutive seasons. This season, they have the top pick in the most loaded draft class in the last ten years.
However, in typical Cavaliers fashion, they are without a head coach after firing Mike Brown after just one season.
After reportedly offering a massive $60 million deal to John Calipari, who spurned them to return to Kentucky, the Cavs are left searching for another replacement.
The team may ramp up it’s search though, with the Draft looming and workouts in progress. In fact, the Cavs may be holding off working out top prospect Andrew Wiggins until hiring a new coach, according to ESPN writer Chad Ford.
The Cavaliers have the top pick and the chance to land one of the consensus top three prospects in Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. Wiggins was considered the top pick prior to the college basketball season, but teammate Embiid wowed scouts with his size and skill set and the potential for more, shooting him up draft boards.
Parker maintained his draft stock, proving to be a dynamic scorer and playmaker and perhaps most NBA-ready of the prospects. With the Cavaliers looking to hold on to point guard Kyrie Irving through next summer and hoping to make the jump to the playoffs, grabbing the perfect duo in terms of prospect and head coach becomes all the more important.