Cleveland Cavaliers Fans React To 2012 NBA Draft Picks

The best part of the NBA Draft is concurrently drinking and jumping to conclusions.

Thursday, the rebuilding Cleveland Cavaliers selected Dion Waiters with the fourth overall pick, then traded with the Dallas Mavericks nearly an hour later to receive Tyler Zeller at No. 17.

But some Cavs fans are not smiling. In fact, they're down right mad.

While someone like myself sees an explosive wing player who can compliment a budding young point guard and a mature big man who rarely makes mistakes and will add depth to a thin rotation, some people over at SB Nation's Fear the Sword see something completely different.

Tonight sucks. The cavs look doomed - MCReal

On the bright side, our draft was so horrible that all the folks from Cleveland.com who joined us tonight won't be around much longer - by Kyrie Eleison

I thought Cleveland fans would react better to this draft. The feeling I have tonight is pretty much the same feeling I have every year for the Browns draft. Accept it and move forward - by millionairesrow

Don't you love the Internet?!

There's actually speculation that Zeller is not done moving tonight, but overall I think the city of Cleveland should be satisfied with the additions Comic Sans Dan Gilbert made tonight.

They got a player in Waiters that should turn into a regular starter next season (remember, he was one of probably five players in college basketball that could consistently get to the rim and score) and an all-around reliable bench player in Zeller.

The Cavaliers will not win the NBA Championship next season, but they did get better Thursday night, and that's all they can ask for.

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