Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s debt from the NBA has been paid in full. He lost LeBron James in perhaps the most highly publicized free agent departure in sports history three years ago, and in return he has received two No. 1 overall draft picks. The first resulted in Kyrie Irving two years ago, and now the second could bring another franchise-caliber player to Cleveland.
The Cavaliers are primed to return as an Eastern Conference power with the right decisions. The first, under former/new coach Mike Brown, is who to select first overall June 27.