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Cavs raise eyebrows in NBA draft
WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says team gets shooting, size in picks
by WKSU's JASEN SOKOL


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The 6-foot-4-inch never started a single game at Syracuse. He was a bench player that still averaged over 12 points per game.
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The Cavaliers raised eyebrows last night in the NBA Draft. They took guard Dion Waiters with a controversial fourth overall pick. The 6-foot-4-inch Waiters came off the bench at Syracuse but still averaged over 12 points per game.

The team also gave up three draft picks to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the rights to the 17th overall pick, North Carolina center Tyler Zeller. He’s expected to start his pro career as a backup to starting center Anderson Varejao. 

WKSU Sports commentator Terry Pluto says players like Waiters are often hit or miss, but thinks fans will appreciate 7-foot-Zeller's credentials.

Terry pluto on Waiters

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Terry Pluto's thoughts on Dion Waiters:

“It tends to be that guy is like [2011 Cavaliers draft pick and 'NBA Rookie of the Year'] Kyrie Irving or is like a player that gets 12 or 15 points at least and you say ‘I’m glad I took him.’ Or it goes the other way. He struggles to start, there are other issues. And you go 'Oh no!'"


Pluto's thoughts on Tyler Zeller:

"When you’re the 'Player of the Year' in the ACC, you know the Atlantic Coast Conference is your premier basketball conference and North Carolina has been a legendary school. So it was a little easier I think for fans and media to get their minds around who Tyler Zeller is. And I like that pick quite a bit for the Cavaliers."

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