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Cleveland Cavaliers spend Tuesday deliberating draft board

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 21, 2011

The Cavaliers have completed all of their private workouts and will spend most of Tuesday constructing their draft board. They still haven't decided between Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams for the top overall pick, but that decision is expected within the next 24 hours.

What they decide at No. 1 will obviously have a great impact on the direction they go at No. 4. The fear at this point is if they select Williams first, point guards Kyrie Irving and Brandon Knight will go back-to-back with the next two picks. The Cavs have Baron Davis and Ramon Session under contract to play point guard, but neither is considered the long-term solution. They could get by in the short term, but will eventually have to address the issue.

The Cavs don't see much of a dropoff between Irving and Knight. If anything, Irving's great advantage is that he is a true point guard with a developed jumper. Knight is more of a combo guard still learning to play the point.

As for the pick at No. 4, the Cavs seem to be deciding between European big men Enes Kanter and Jonas Valanciunas. Kanter appears to be the most NBA ready, in part because he's actually ready. Valanciunas' sticky contract still hasn't been worked out. The Cavs want clarity on the situation. If Valanciunas must play another year in Europe, it wouldn't necessarily eliminate him from the Cavs' draft plans. They just want to know for sure, before drafting him, when he will be able to play for them.

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