2007 NBA Draft

The Cavs did not have a pick in either round of this year’s draft.  They traded their first rounder to Phoenix (via Boston) for Jiri Welsch two years ago.  They sent two second round picks (2005, 2007), along with Tony Battie, to Orlando for Drew Gooden and the draft rights to Anderson Varejao, 3 years ago.

Ferry did not buy or trade into this draft, although many expected him to, so I look forward to seeing the adjustments he will make with Free Agency in the upcoming weeks.

In my opinion, the Cavs have 2 missing pieces to their lineup: (1) a true veteran point guard, and (2) a strong, aggressive post player/center.

Though I would like to see both areas addressed this offseason, realistically that might be impossible.  My suggestion would be for us to address the point guard issue FIRST.

Anyways, here’s how everything played out in the draft:

1st Round

*Tr. = Traded

1.   Portland: Greg Oden – C – Ohio State
2.   Seattle: Keving Durant – SF – Texas
3.   Atlanta: Al Horford – PF – Florida
4.   Memphis: Mike Conley – PG – Ohio State
5.   Boston: Jeff Green – SF – Georgetown (Tr. to Seattle)
6.   Milwaukee: Yi Jianlian – PF – China
7.   Minnesota: Cory Brewer – SG – Florida
8.   Charlotte: Brandon Wright – PF – North Carolina (Tr. to Golden State)
9.   Chicago: Joakim Noah – PF – Florida
10. Sacramento: Spencer Hawes – C – Washington  
11. Atlanta: Acie Law – PG – Texas A&M
12. Philadelphia: Thaddeus Young – SF – Georgia Tech
13. New Orleans: Julian Wright – SF – Kansas
14. LA Clippers: Al Thornton – SF – Florida State
15. Detroit: Rodney Stuckey – SG – Eastern Washington
16. Washington: Nick Young – SG – USC
17. New Jersey: Sean Williams – C – Boston College
18. Golden State: Marco Belinelli – SG – Italy
19. LA Lakers: Javaris Crittenton – PG – Georgia Tech
20. Miami: Jason Smith – PF – Colorado State (Tr. to Philadelphia)
21. Philadelphia: Daequan Cook – SG – Ohio State (Tr. to Miami)
22. Charlotte: Jared Dudley – SF – Boston College
23. New York: Wilson Chandler – SF – DePaul
24. Phoenix: Rudy Fernandez – SG – Spain (Tr. to Portland)
25. Utah: Morris Almond – SG – Rice
26. Houston: Aaron Brooks – PG – Oregon
27. Detroit: Arron Afflalo – SG – UCLA
28. San Antonio: Tiago Splitter – PF – Brazil
29. Phoenix: Alando Tucker – SF – Wisconsin
30. Philadelphia: Petteri Koponen – PG – Finland (Traded to Portland)

2nd Round

31. Seattle: Carl Landry – PF – Perdue (Tr. to Houston)
32. Boston: Gabe Pruitt – PG – USC
33. San Antonio: Marcus Williams – SF – Arizona
34. Dallas: Nick Fazekas – PF – Nevada
35. Seattle: Glen Davis – PF – LSU (Tr. to Boston)
36. Golden State: Jermareo Davidson – PF – Alabama (Tr. to Charlotte)
37. Portland: Josh McRoberts – PF – Duke
38. Philadelphia: Kyrylo Fesenko – PF –  Ukraine (Tr. to Utah)
39. Miami: Stanko Barac – C – Bosnia (Tr. to Indiana)
40. LA Lakers: Sun Yue – SF – China
41. Minnesota: Chris Richard – C – Florida
42. Portland: Derrick Byars – SF – Vanderbilt (Tr. to Philadelphia)
43. New Orleans: Adam Haluska – SG – Iowa
44. Orlanda: Reyshawn Terry – SF – North Carolina (Tr. to Dallas)
45. LA Clippers: Jared Jordan – PG – Marist
46. Golden State: Stephane Lasme – PF – Massachusetts
47. Washington: Dominic McGuire – SF – Fresno State
48. LA Lakers: Marc Gasol – C – Spain
49. Chicago: Aaron Gray – C – Pittsburgh
50. Dallas: Renaldas Seibutis – SG – Lithuania
51. Chicago: Jameson Curry – SG – Oklahoma State
52. Portland: Taurean Green – PG – Florida
53. Portland: Demetris Nichols – SF – Syracuse
54. Houston: Brad Newley – SG – Australia
55. Utah: Herbert Hill – PF – Providence (Tr. to Philadelphia)
56. Milwaukee: Ramon Sessions – PG – Nevada
57. Detroit: Sammy Mejia – SG – DePaul
58. San Antonio: Giorgos Printezis – SF – Greece (Tr. to Toronto)
59. Phoenix: D.J Strawberry – SG – Maryland
60. Dallas: Milovan Rakovic – PF – Serbia (Tr. to Orlando)

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7 Comments

  1. i’m kinda glad Danny didn’t buy into the draft.

  2. Well he’s gonna have to do something. There’s no way the Cavs will make it back to the Finals next season with the same team. Hughes is injury prone, Snow is a 1 dimensional player, Andy is 1 dimensional, Z is slow and aging, Sasha doesn’t finish plays consistently, and Jones, Newble, Pollard, and Marshall, what have they really given the team. The Cavs won’t even make it to the EC finals if they don’t make some changes. The EC will be more competitive next season.

  3. What? If you’re basing the Eastern Conference’s competitiveness on the drafts made last night, you’re crazy. Most of the power players and definitely the main 2 (Oden and Durant) went to the West. As of now, the Cavs are still a top contender in the East. Yes, we still need to make a few changes, but I do believe Ferry’s working on that.

  4. word is the cavs are actively shopping hughes.

  5. While I would love for someone to take Hughes and his contract off our hands, I doubt any team will want an injured, underplaying player who has an overly paid contract. If they do, I’ll be happy, but stunned.

    Please let there be more to it than us shopping Hughes. No one in their right mind would go for this.

  6. there may be a team willing to believe Hughes can deepen their bench being a back up shooting guard, since that’s really where he belongs. i just want him off the team, and i could almost care less what they do to get him off. since his contract is so huge, it seems like the cavs staff feel he has to be a starter. if we find a way to get him off the team, maybe move gibson to point, and groom shannon brown as the back up shooting guard to pavs, we may be ok for another season with the same roster.

    we’re kinda in a tough situation here with salaries and all.

  7. Not gonna happen. Hughes will be on the roster next season. The Cavs just need to settle for Shannon being like their draft pick for this season since injuries stopped him last year, resign Andy and Sasha, work their butts of during the offseason to get some type of offensive flow, and hope to hell the East doesn’t get too much stronger.


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    October
    31: vs Dallas*, 74-92 (L)

    November
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    04: vs Phoenix, 92-103 (L)
    06: vs Warriors, 108-104 (W)
    07: vs Utah, 101-103 (L)
    09: vs Sacramento, 93-91 (W)
    11: vs LA Clippers, 103-95 (W)
    12: vs Denver, 100-122 (L)
    14: vs Orlando*, 116-117 (L)
    16: vs Utah*, 99-94 (W)
    20: vs Bucks*, 107-111 (L)
    21: vs Minnesota, 97-86 (W)
    24: vs Toronto*, 111-108 (W)
    25: vs Indiana, 111-106 (W)
    27: vs Boston*, 109-104 (W)
    28: vs Detroit, 74-109 (L)
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    04: vs Nets*, 79-100 (L)
    05: vs Washington, 86-105 (L)
    08: vs Charlotte, 93-96 (L)
    11: vs Indiana*, 118-105 (W)
    14: vs Nets, 97-105 (L)
    15: vs Philadelphia*, 86-92 (L)
    17: vs Milwaukee*, 104-99 (L)
    19: vs New York, 90-108 (L)
    20: vs LA Lakers*, 94-90 (W)
    23: vs Warriors*, 96-105 (L)
    25: vs Miami*, 96-82 (W)
    27: vs Dallas, 88-81 (W)
    29: vs New Orleans, 76-86 (L)

    January
    02: vs Atlanta*, 98-94 (W)
    04: vs Kings*, 97-93 (W)
    06: vs Toronto, 93-90 (W)
    08: vs Seattle*, 95-79 (W)
    09: vs Atlanta, 81-90 (L)
    11: vs Charlotte*, 113-106 (W)
    15: vs Memphis, 132-124 (W)
    17: vs San Antonio, 90-88 (W)
    21: vs Miami, 97-90 (W)
    23: vs Wizards*, 121-85 (W)
    25: vs Phoenix*, 108-110 (L)
    27: vs La Lakers, 98-95 (W)
    30: vs Portland, 84-83 (W)
    31: vs Seattle, 95-101 (L)

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    02: vs LA Clippers*, 98-84 (W)
    05: vs Boston*, 114-113 (W)
    07: vs Houston, 77-92 (L)
    08: vs Atlanta, 100-95 (W)
    10: vs Denver*, 83-113 (L)
    11: vs Orlando, 118-111 (W)
    13: vs Spurs*, 105-112 (L)
    19: vs Houston*, 85-93 (L)
    20: vs Indiana, 106-97 (W)
    22: vs Wizards*, 90-89 (W)
    24: vs Memphis*, 109-89 (W)
    26: vs Milwaukee, 102-105 (L)
    27: vs Boston, 87-92 (L)
    29: vs Minnesota*, 92-84 (W)

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    05: vs New York, 119-105 (W)
    06: vs Chicago, 96-107 (L)
    08: vs Indiana*, 103-95 (W)
    10: vs Portland*, 88-80 (W)
    12: vs New Jersey, 99-104 (L)
    13: vs Washington, 99-101 (L)
    16: vs Charlotte*, 98-91 (W)
    17: vs Orlando, 90-104 (L)
    19: vs Detroit*, 89-73 (W)
    21: vs Toronto*, 90-83 (W)
    22: vs Milwaukee, 8:30p
    26: vs New Orleans*, 7p
    29: vs Detroit, 7:30p
    30: vs Philadelphia*, 6p

    April
    02: vs Charlotte, 7p
    03: vs Chicago*, 8p
    05: vs Orlando*, 3p
    09: vs New Jersey*, 7p
    11: vs Chicago, 7p
    13: vs Miami*, 1p
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