Random thoughts following the Cavaliers 107-105 loss Friday night at Phoenix:
Hey, how about Chris Grant? Remember on draft day, when everyone was criticizing the Cavs general manager for reaching for Dion Waiters with the No. 4 overall pick? I sure do, because Im one of the dorks who wrote it. In fact, that's exactly what I wrote. I wrote Waiters was a reach. I was wrong. Because truth is, after two weeks, Waiters is a top-three rookie, probably top two (along with New Orleans Anthony Davis).
So lets give Grant some serious credit. While everyone was talking about Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal or Harrison Barnes on draft night, Grant took a flyer on Waiters. We all had our doubts. But after Waiters scored 28 points in a win over the Clippers, then 23 vs. the Suns (on 9-for-13 shooting), its safe to say the kid has upside.
This isnt intended to trash Beal, Barnes or the others. This was a deep draft and those guys should all have fine careers. But the Cavs needed a star...