Originally written on Cleveland Frowns  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Dion Waiters, a sophomore 2-guard from Syracuse, to the Cavs at #4 in what’s being called the most surprising pick of the draft. Cleveland later added 7-footer Tyler Zeller from North Carolina, the ACC Player of the Year, with the 17th pick by way of a trade with Dallas. Folks seem to agree that there’s no reason why Zeller shouldn’t be a productive player in the league for a decade. As for Waiters, optimistic folks compare him to Dwyane Wade. Others point out that Waiters doesn’t have a consistent jumper, and averaged 12.6 points coming off the bench for an underachieving Syracuse team, having capped his college career by fouling out in 20 minutes (2-8, 9 points) in the Orange’s NCAA tournament loss to Ohio State last March. (Wade, on the other hand, was a first-team All American who did things like get triple doubles (29-11-11) against a top-ranked Kentucky unit to lead his (overachieving) team (Marquette) to its first Final Four appearance and highest national ranking in decades....
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