The Cavs are going to finish with a top pick, yet again, for the fourth straight year. With that in mind, it’s time to accept something; the three best options for the Cavs are all on the Gonzaga Bulldogs. That’s right, be it Jalen Suggs, Corey Kispert, or Drew Timme, the Bulldogs have the three most needed positions of need for the Cavs.
Truthfully, I’d sell off everyone on the Cavs, except for maybe Collin Sexton, if I could get all three.
The Bulldogs are currently 30-0 and are heading to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. They’re led by Jalen Suggs, Corey Kispert, and Drew Timme, all three players are expected to be lottery picks. Suggs is in contention to be the top pick in the draft, with Kispert and Timme expected to go around numbers 12-15.
All three men play solid two-way ball, so you know you’re not only going to get a good offensive or defensive player.
Suggs is the play-making point guard who can really get the offensive moving, while also shooting 50% from the floor. He’s only a 33% shooter from three, but that can always be improved upon.
Then there’s the ultra-accurate Kispert who can shoot from anywhere on the court. He’s shooting 53% from the floor and an insane 45% from three-point (Steph Curry shot 41% for his career in college). Kispert can also rebound and is athletic enough to not get torched on defense.
Then there’s Timme, the 6’11 power forward, who plays like a more aggressive Domantis Sabonis, another former Gonzaga Bulldog. Timme finishes around the rim with ease and is hardly ever in a bad spot. His lower length strength allows him to back guys off the block and allows him to be able to rebound with ease.
They all have their “issues“, no prospect doesn’t, but these three guys all represent needs the Cavs have.
The Cavs have a need for a true point guard who can be explosive; Suggs.
The Cavs need a consistent wing presence that can play the 3-and-D role, and be a stable three-point shooter; Kispert.
The Cavs need a low post offensive threat, who can rebound and play defense; Timme.
Who knows if any of these guys will be there when the Cavs end up drafting, or if any of them pan out, but right now the Cavaliers don’t need to look much further than Gonzaga to fill their needs for the 2021-2022 season.