Cleveland Cavaliers Take Carrick Felix in Interesting Pick at No. 33 in 2013 NBA Draft

By Connor Muldowney

The No. 33 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft was in the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. With their fourth and final pick in the draft, they chose Carrick Felix in an interestingly-surprising move.

Felix, a shooting guard out of Arizona State, was a solid contributor to the Sun Devils. As their two-guard, he put up 14.6 points and 8.1 rebounds in his final season at the school. He improved on nearly every major statistical category in his three seasons at Arizona State and could eventually contribute to the Cavs.

This is yet another pick to add to their interesting performance in this year’s draft as I believe they didn’t necessarily draft need, instead drafted wants.

If the Cavs are looking for a scoring threat at the shooting guard position to come off the bench or eventually start, Felix is not that guy. He doesn’t have the shooting touch from long-range and he struggles at times to find the bottom of the next and create his own shot.

They are getting a solid lock-down defending with above average athleticism and someone who can drive to the basket and finish at the rim with authority.

While he may be a great leaper, very athletic and a fantastic finisher, it’s his ball handling and creating his own shot that sets him back. He could be one of those underrated athletic stars eventually, but he is still very raw and needs some more time to develop into the guy that the Cavs hope he will be.

The Cavs got themselves a bunch of projects in this draft. Lots of work ahead for these guys.

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