Originally written on Stepien Rules  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Assuming a parade is not scheduled on Euclid Avenue to celebrate Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge's arrival trade is not made, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter draft night holding four picks in the top 33. Way back in 1986, the Cavs similarly entered the war room owning three picks in the top 29. Gordon Gund and the Cleveland brain trust then executed a draft-day trade to acquire a fourth player taken 25th overall. When the 1986 NBA Draft concluded, the Cavaliers traveled home with rookies Brad Daugherty (No. 1), Ron Harper (No. 8), Mark Price (No. 25) and Johnny Newman (No. 29). Stuck behind Harper, Newman was forced to the bench as a rookie. He went on to become an extremely respectable NBA player for the New York Knicks, however, averaging 11 points over 16 seasons for seven different teams on his career. Daugherty, Harper and Price, meanwhile, became legendary figures in Cavs history.  What's most telling about that draft, however, is who the Cavaliers navig...
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