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The Cleveland Cavaliers will have an eye on their future, be it immediate or down-the-line, come Thursday night.
Owning the eighth overall selection in the draft, originally owned by the Brooklyn Nets but acquired from the Boston Celtics as part of the trade for All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving on Aug. 22, the Cavaliers will actually pick a player.
Cleveland literally has not done so since 2015. The Cavaliers did not own a draft choice in either 2017 or 2016.
The last draft in which the Cavaliers actually made selections was back in 2015, when they chose Tyus Jones out of Duke in the first round with the 24th overall pick and Sir’Dominic Pointer out of St. John’s in the second round with the 53rd overall choice.
Jones was traded to the Minnesota Timbwerwolves for Rakeem Christmas and the rights to Cedi Osman and remains on their roster as a backup point guard.
Pointer, who has never played in an NBA game, played last season in the Lebanese Basketball League for Byblos Club and in the Hungarian League for Alba Fehervar.
Here’s a look at Cleveland’s draft history for the last decade:
* 2017 — No picks
* 2016 — No picks
* 2015 — Tyus Jones (24), traded to Minnesota; Sir’Dominic Pointer (53)
* 2014 — Andrew Wiggins (1); Joe Harris (33)
* 2013 — Anthony Bennett (1); Sergey Karasev (19); Allen Crabbe (31); Carrick Felix (33)
* 2012 — Dion Waiters (4); Jared Cunningham (23); Bernard James (33); Jae Crowder (34)
* 2011 — Kyrie Irving (1); Tristan Thompson (4); Justin Harper (32); Milan Macvan (54)
* 2010 — No picks
* 2009 — Christian Eyenga (30); Danny Green (46)
* 2008 — J.J. Hickson (19)