Lebron James: History of Cavs/Heat Draft Picks Since ’03

A lot of questions have surrounded Lebron James future since being swept by the Warriors in the 2018 finals. Questions surrounding his supporting cast have been one of the biggest concerns. And it starts with the draft. Both the Cavs and Heat have struggled to nail their draft picks

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • 2003 – #31 (rd 2) Jason Kapono
  • 2004 – #10 Luke Jackson
  • 2005 – None
  • 2006 – #25 Shannon Brown, #42 Daniel Gibson
  • 2007 – #19 JJ Hickson
  • 2008 – None
  • 2009 – #30 Christian Eyenga, #46 Danny Green

Miami Heat

  • 2010 – #32 Jarvis Varnado, #42 Da’Sean Butler
  • 2011 – #28 Norris Cole (via trade)
  • 2012 – #27 Arnett Moultrie (traded for Justin Hamilton #45
  • 2014 – #26 PJ Hairston (traded for Shabazz Napier)

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • 2014 Cavs – #1 Andrew Wiggins (traded for Kevin Love), #33 Joe Harris
  • 2015 – #53 SIr’Dominic Pointer
  • 2016 – #54 – Kay Felder
  • 2017 – None

 

Notes:

  • In the 4 years Lebron was in Miami, the Cavaliers draft picks included:
    • Tristan Thompson
    • Kyrie Irving
    • Jae Crowder
    • Dion Waiters
    • Allen Crabbe
    • Anthony Bennett (#1 overall)
  • Lebron has played with only four first round rookies during his 15 year career – Luke Jackson, Shannon Brown, JJ Hickson, Norris Cole
  • Combined, Cavs/Heat draft picks over the last 15 years have made Zero all star game appearances

 

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Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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