Arizona shooting guard Rawle Alkins is getting noticed as the NBA Draft approaches and the world champion Cavaliers are said to be among the interested teams.
Alkins just completed his freshman season and impressed scouts with his play at the draft combine in Chicago this past weekend.
For the second straight season, the Cavs don’t have a draft pick. Of course, their minds are on winning titles — not compiling a bunch of young prospects prospects.
Still, the Cavs could buy a pick (like they did last season to land point guard Kay Felder), or find someone who doesn’t get drafted, but still makes the team (sort of like Matthew Dellavedova did a few years back).
The Thunder, Pelicans, Cavs and Heat have reached out to the HS coach of Arizona's @Iam_RawleAlkins. He worked out Sunday for OKC.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 8, 2017
So despite the fact the roster consists of the likes of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, the Cavs are always looking for ways to get younger and improve the team in the offseason.
With the draft approaching, Cavs general manager David Griffin, assistant GM Trent Redden and the rest of the basketball operations staff are preparing for the summer. They are beginning to reach out to prospects and will soon start bringing them to town for individual workouts.
Despite his strong play at the combine, Alkins is still considered a late second-round pick (at best) by most draft experts. But he could be someone the Cavs invite in for a workout or add to their summer-league roster.
There is also a chance, however, Alkins returns to Arizona and tries again next season.