With the second of their two lottery
choices, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Texas forward Tristan
Thompson with the No. 4 pick in the NBA draft.
The selection of the 6-foot-8 Thompson was a bit of a surprise.
The Cavaliers were reportedly interested in Lithuania center Jonas
Valanciunas, but they may have been turned off by his uncertain
contract situation with a pro club in his home country.
Thompson, who is from Toronto, only played one year with the
Longhorns, averaging 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds.
As expected, the Cavaliers took Duke point guard Kyrie Irving
Thompson's selection could also mean the Cavs have interest in
trading power forward J.J. Hickson.