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Year-by-year look at Cavs’ upcoming draft picks

By Sam Amico

A detailed look at the Cavaliers’ draft pick situation from 2013-19:

2013: The Cavs have their own first-round pick, Sacramento’s (top-13 protected), and Miami’s pick (top-10 protected). They also have the right to swap the Lakers pick (which now belongs to Phoenix and is top-14 protected) with the most favorable of those three picks. They also have their own second-round pick and Orlando’s second-round pick.

2014: The Cavs have their own first-round pick, plus Sacramento’s pick if not already used (top-12 protected). They also may have Miami’s pick if not already received (top-10 protected). They have their own second-round pick, Memphis’ second-round pick and Orlando’s second-round pick.

2015: The Cavs have their own first-round pick, plus Sacramento’s pick if not already used (top-10 protected). They may also have Miami’s pick if not already used. The Cavs have their own second-round pick. Cavs also have Memphis’ first-round pick protected 1-5 and 15-30 if Memphis has satisfied its first round obligation to Minnesota already. (Minnesota gets Memphis’ first-round pick first year that if Memphis makes playoffs starting with 2013. Memphis can then convey its first-round pick two years after that to the Cavs. So the Cavs can potentially receive the Memphis first-round pick starting in 2015.)

2016: The Cavs have their own first-round pick, plus Sacramento’s pick if not already used (top-10 protected). They may also have Miami’s pick if not already used (top-10 protected). The Cavs have their own second-round pick. If not conveyed in 2015, Cavs also have Memphis’ first-round pick protected 1-5 and 15-30 if Memphis has satisfied its first-round obligation to Minnesota already. (Minnesota gets Memphis’ first-round pick the first year that Memphis makes the playoffs starting with 2013. Memphis can then convey its first-round pick two years after that to the Cavs. So the Cavs can potentially receive the Memphis first-round pick starting in 2015.)

2017: The Cavs have their own first-round pick and also have their own second-round pick.  If not conveyed earlier, the Cavs also have Memphis’ first-round pick protected 1-5 if Memphis has satisfied its first-round obligation to Minnesota already. (Minnesota gets Memphis’ first-round pick the first year that Memphis makes the playoffs starting with 2013. Memphis can then convey its first-round pick two years after that to the Cavs. So the Cavs can potentially receive the Memphis first-round pick starting in 2015.)

2018: The Cavs have their own first-round pick and also have their own second-round pick.  If not conveyed earlier, the Cavs also have Memphis’ first-round pick protected 1-5 if Memphis has satisfied its first round obligation to Minnesota already. (Minnesota gets Memphis’ first-round pick the first year that Memphis makes the playoffs starting with 2013. Memphis can then convey its first-round pick two years after that to Cavs. So the Cavs can potentially receive the Memphis’ first-round pick starting in 2015.)

2019: The Cavs have their own first-round pick and also have their own second-round pick.  If not conveyed earlier, the Cavs also have Memphis’ first-round pick unprotected

NOTE I: The Cavs own two first-round picks from Miami. They are both top-10 protected. Assuming the Cavs get the first of those in 2013, the first allowable year the second pick can be received is 2015. If the first of those picks is not received until 2015, it is unprotected and the next pick would be received in 2017 unprotected as well.

NOTE II: If the Cavs have not received Sacramento’s first-round pick by 2017, Sacramento will convey its 2017 second-round pick to Cleveland (protected 56-60).

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