Beyond the Draft

From the Draft:

Chad Ford of ESPN.com gave the Cavs an A minus.

Wrote Ford: “Hickson has been one of my sleepers in the draft. He has an NBA body and great athleticism, and he can play inside and out. His game needs to develop, but the raw tools are impressive. He could be a nice long-term replacement for Joe Smith. At No. 19, he was one of the few players left on the board with a chance of being a great player.”

“And according to (ESPN’s) John Hollinger’s statistical formula, Jackson is one the biggest sleepers in the draft.”

Cavs Summer League Team

The Cavaliers have now officially listed their summer league team.  The team is headlined by former first round picks Robert Traylor (Michigan), Wayne Simien (Kansas), and the Cavaliers’ 2008 1st round selection JJ Hickson.  Also signed as undrafted free agents are Mike Green (Butler), and 2 local players in Dru Joyce (SVSM, Akron) and Romeo Travis (SVSM, Akron). 

The summer league team plays 5 games from July 11-20 in Las Vegas and will open against the New York Knicks on Monday July 14th. 

The Cavaliers are supposed to be interested in James Posey who went to Twinsburg High School and to Xavier.  However, he is looking for the mid level exception and has been approached by several other NBA teams including the LA Lakers.  Danny Ferry likes his team and is looking to signing the duo of Daniel Gibson and Delonte West who are both restricted free agents.