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2014 NBA Draft: Why Cleveland Should Do Itself A Favor And Trade The First Pick To The Celtics

As the 2014 NBA Draft rapidly approaches, you can bet your bottom dollar that the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting a crapload of offers from teams looking to get their hands on the coveted first pick in the draft.

According to A. Sherrod Blakely, the Boston Celtics are, indeed, one of those teams that have inquired about what it would take to land the Cavaliers’ pick:

The Boston Celtics continue to look at all options leading up to the NBA draft which includes landing the No. 1 overall pick.

A league source has told CSNNE.com that the Celtics have engaged the Cleveland Cavaliers about acquiring the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.

While no deal is imminent, Boston’s pursuit of the top overall pick speaks to their desire to indeed create “fireworks” in a draft that took a step back in terms of luster at the top following the navicular bone fracture to Joel Embiid’s right foot.

Of course, while part of me agrees with Boston Globe’s Chris Gasper when he says that the Cavaliers would be insane to hand the pick over to the Celtics

– a larger part of me feels that Cleveland should hand over the pick to Boston because – let’s face it – the Cavaliers SUCK at drafting players.

Seriously, Cavs fans: your team would be better off just handing over the first pick.  It will save you so much grief in the long run.

Just look at Cleveland’s draft day resume: it’s a disaster.  Yes, Kyrie Irving is a solid young player, and the Cavs didn’t find a way to talk themselves out of drafting LeBron James back in 2003 . . . but picking Tristan Thompson fourth in 2011?   Dion Waiters fourth in 2012?  These guys are OKAY players, but certainly not worthy of their top-five status.  Just take a look at some of the players you COULD have had instead of Thompson and Waiters: Klay Thompson.   Kawhi Leonard.   Kenneth Faried.   Damian Lillard.  Andre Drummond.

And I know you wish I wouldn’t remind you about last year’s embarrassingly bad idea to use the first pick of the draft on Anthony Bennett . . yet here we are.

I can keep going, you know: Luke Jackson 10th in 2004.  DeSagana Diop 8th in 2001.  Ugh.

Good lord, Cleveland: you’re terrible at this!

And for those of you who think the Cavaliers need this pick in order to entice LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony to come to town: come on.  Put the bong, or whatever illegal drugs you are using, down and seek help, please.

So for your own good, Cleveland, you need to hand over that first pick.  You’re just going to embarrass yourselves and prolong the unnecessary suffering of your fanbase.  May as well trade that pick over to the most successful franchise in the history of the NBA – the Boston Celtics.

We”ll put it to good use., we promise.

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