May 16, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Carrick Felix is interviewed during the NBA Draft combine at Harrison Street Athletics Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Cleveland Cavaliers Select Carrick Felix


The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected Carrick Felix with the 33rd pick of the 2013 NBA Draft.  Felix is a 6’6 197 lb small forward from Arizona State.  Felix averaged 14.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 1.1 bpg last season.  Felix plays really good defense and for a small forward that could possibly play shooting guard, he averages 8.1 rpg which is great for his size.

How Carrick Felix fits in with the Cavaliers

Felix fits in perfectly with the Cavs’ system.  He is the true small forward that they need.  He plays great defense which translates well to him having good relations with defensive minded coach, Mike Brown.  Felix can be a do it all kind of guy for the Cavs. What is most important from his credentials though is that the guy can rebound. He averaged 8.1 rpg last season at Arizona State, which is great for his size.  In the end, it seems like Felix is a perfect fit for the Cavs. He can be the defensive player with Karasev as the offensive option.

Will Felix be an impact player in 2013?

Felix will certainly be an impact player in 2013.  He will work hard in training camp and in my opinion, could possibly get a spot duty in the starting lineup.  Felix will be great for the Cavs seeing that he has a great all around game, which the Cavs need on their roster.

What drafting Felix means for the Cavaliers

With Felix, the Cavaliers get a guy that can be a third or fourth option for them down the road. He can score, rebound and pass.  In the end, the Cavs possibly get a big steal drafting Carrick Felix.

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