A mock draft by Kyle Boone of CBS Sports has the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting the Dayton forward fifth overall.
The NBA Draft is fast approaching and there is another mock draft that has the Cleveland Cavaliers making a familiar pick. Kyle Boone of CBS Sports has the Cavs selection Obi Toppin with the fifth pick in the draft. Below is Boone’s reason for the pick.
“With Cleveland using top-10 picks on guards in consecutive years, they go big here to add weapons around them. Obi Toppin is a freakish athlete and rim-runner who can give Collin Sexton and Darius Garland a can’t-miss lob target who can also step out and hit 3-pointers.“
This is solid reasoning from Boone. Cleveland needs to put together a transition plan for the post-Kevin Love era and they could do a lot worse than Obi Toppin. There is the possibility that the Cavs could trade Love soon and that would open up playing time for someone such as Toppin.
Exactly what the Cavs plan on doing in the draft may become a bit clearer starting on Monday at noon as that is when teams are permitted to make trades again. If they trade one or more big men it will be abundantly clear they plan on addressing that area in the draft. If not, the mystery of what they will do will continue.