Originally Posted by RustShack
Yeah that trade has been awesome so far. Cleveland is soo close. Irving, Waiters, and Thompson just need a little more seasoning and they need a better SF and C instead of just guys who will make great depth/rotational guys. Zeller wasn't a bad pick, he just isn't a starter. Can play solid minutes at the 4 and 5.
This. Though let me change something. Irving and Thompson have been tremendous. Thompson has gone under the radar, but he has quietly become a superstar. In recent games, he's averaging about 16 points and 10 boards a game. Waiters... I don't know. I sure hope the pick works out because I'm really not a fan. I worry that he and Kyrie don't complement each other very well.
The Cavs are in a great place. They need more consistency out of Waiters or any shooting Guard. From there, you draft a good starting Small Forward or Center and spend the massive cap space to grab a legit Center, and this becomes one hell of a team with a great starting lineup, a superstar closer, and surprising bench depth.