This pick was not as shocking, although the back story is confusing.
With the #19 overall selection, the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Russian swingman Sergey Karasev.
This is the second-and-final first-round pick of the nigh for the Cavs.
On March 15, 2012, Cleveland acquired Luke Walton, Jason Kapono and a conditional 2012 first-round pick from the Lakers in exchange for Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga. Additionally, they received the right to swap their least favorable first round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft with the Lakers. The Cavs already had their own 2013 pick (1st overall), as well as the Miami Heat‘s 2013 first round pick (30th overall). Hence, the Cavaliers exercised their option and swapped the 30th pick for the Lakers’ 19th pick. (Cleveland originally received the 30th pick in a sign-and-trade deal with Miami for Lebron James back on July 10, 2010).
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