Obi Toppin

Obi Toppin to Cavs in NBA mock draft

In a NBA mock draft published on Bleacher Report the Cleveland Cavaliers are slotted to pick Dayton forward Obi Toppin fifth overall.

With the conclusion of the NBA Draft Lottery there is a little better idea of how the draft might go. A mock draft from Bleacher Report has the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting Obi Toppin fifth overall.

LaMelo Ball, Onyeka Okongwu, Anthony Edwards, and James Wiseman go before Cleveland in that order in this particular mock. This gives the Cavs the opportunity to select the Dayton forward at five.

Obi Toppin played two years at Dayton and was outstanding during his second season. Toppin averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1 steal per game. Toppin made 63.3% of his field goal attempts including 39% from three-point range.

Adding Toppin to this current Cavs lineup would be interesting. Cleveland currently has Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. as their primary power forwards. Of course the Cavs could always trade Love which would open up playing time for someone like Toppin or they could choose not to re-sign Tristan Thompson and opt to go with only one true center. This would allow Cleveland to mix and match forwards in order to maximize lineup options.

Drafting Obi Toppin fifth overall may not be the best fit at this current time. Luckily for Cleveland they need to be in talent collection mode and not worry about fit. The Cavs are not anywhere near contending right now, they just need to add talent and figure the rest out later.

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