If the Cleveland Cavaliers Can’t Win This Year, Blame Luke Jackson

May 9th, 2010 by Ashwath Krishna Leave a reply »
Ever since LeBron James landed in Cleveland after the 2003 NBA Draft, the quest for the Cavaliers' front office has been to find him a decent supporting cast. Many have tried, from Larry Hughes to Wally Szczerbiak to Boobie Gibson. Now the onus is on Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison to play the Scottie role.

However, in my quest to piss off all 30 NBA teams' fanbases (so far I've succeeded with the Knicks, Raptors, and my own Warriors) I'm going to force Cleveland fans to re-live a memory they probably don't want to re-live.

The 2004 NBA Draft.

One of the more underrated drafts of the decade, possibly due to coming after one of the greatest ever (2003). It only produced one outright superstar in Dwight Howard, however the number of star role players and solid NBA-caliber guys to come out possibly even exceeds 2003, which did, after all, give us Darko Milicic and Michael Sweetney among others.

2004 was also the last year Cleveland had a lottery pick. The Cavs used the 10th overall pick in the draft to select Luke Jackson.


Yeah, my reaction exactly.

The point is, the Cavs had a golden opportunity t ...

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