Cleveland Cavaliers Must Do Whatever It Takes To Land Jabari Parker

By kennethbrown
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 04: Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts during their win against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 4, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 83-63. (Photo by
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are in desperate need of a scoring threat from the forward position. They can draft Duke‘s Jabari Parker, and it may take a lot, but they have the assets. To add Parker to Spencer Hawes and Kyrie Irving would be unthinkable, but it can and should be done.

The Cavaliers have lacked a talented forward for some time now, and although they have Luol Deng, he will likely sign elsewhere, meaning the Cavaliers will need to make an upgrade in the draft at the forward position. In recent games, the Cavaliers have been dominant from the center and guard positions, proving all the more that their franchise are in dire need of a superstar forward. Can Parker ease in to the NBA and be the missing piece for a team like the Cavaliers?

In Duke’s games this season, Parker has been a revelation, dropping 30 points in his latest game. Their fans are desperate for one more year from their star forward, but it looks increasingly likely that he will cash in and become the NBA star he’s destined to become. Parker is capable of shooting from anywhere and rebounding efficiently, and the Cavaliers cannot afford to miss out on the young star. From the three to the fade-away, Parker has it all, and lining him up alongside Irving would be a great move by the Cavaliers, making them a difficult threat to contain.

The Cavaliers have assets to trade, and although it might not prove possible, the Cavaliers should at least try to trade up and get Parker; if not, his teammate, Rodney Hood, would prove a decent option to consider.

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