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How Cavaliers could draft -- and deal

The Cavs face a peculiar issue: Their draft strategy should also involve dealing

Updated: May 20, 2011, 1:01 PM ET
By Kevin Pelton | Basketball Prospectus

Winning the lottery was the easy part. Now the Cleveland Cavaliers must figure out how to build around the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks. As our Chad Ford noted in his postlottery mock draft, the Cavaliers very well could make Duke point guard Kyrie Irving the first selection in next month's draft. Irving is a talented prospect who put up impressive statistics when healthy as a freshman, but he won't solve all of Cleveland's problems. In fact, his presence might create some issues that the Cavaliers would need to resolve.

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