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NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 23, 2011 / 8:00 pm

2011 NBA Draft: At No. 4, Cleveland Takes Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson (photo. UT Athletics)

In our opinion? Another nice pick by Cleveland. Tristan Thompson is a great athlete and a great defensive player. He’s not a scorer, but can pretty much do everything else. He’s actually a little bit like J.J. Hickson.

Cleveland is doing well for themselves right now, picking up a lead guard and now someone inside to do the dirty work. Thompson was rated by a number of statistical analysis programs as one of the best prospects in the entire draft. Also, he’s one of the coolest, most down-to-earth big-time players you’ll meet.

The one thing to think about: should Thompson get minutes right away over guys like Hickson and Antawn Jamison?

What do you think?

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  • sh!tfaced

    can be JJ Hickson, can be Jordan Hill.

  • hoopspew

    real losers of the draft r beasley and jj hickson

  • iCARNACKi

    I just don’t ‘get’ this pick:

    They reached for him.

    I feel like JJ Hickson has more potential.

    PF is probably Cleveland’s only strength.

    He isn’t guaranteed to be able to play PF in the league and he certainly isn’t a SF.

    I think this and #5 are the two worst picks in the draft… so far.