The Cleveland Cavaliers currently have the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, but here are three reasons they should trade down in the order.
The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery was disappointing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were hoping for something better than the fifth overall pick. Still, the team can manage to make a move and acquire some more assets.
While the Cavs may have gotten unlucky and landed at fifth, they weren’t the only lottery team to draw bad cards. The Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns all fell further down the board than they were projected to.
Because of this, the window to trade the fifth pick and bring in more assets has been opened. These other teams will be looking to move up in the draft, so Cleveland should be on the phone working on potential deals.
Today, we are going to break down three reasons why trading away the fifth pick could benefit the Cavaliers.