As we do each season leading up to the Draft on, let’s take a look at what some of the scouts had to say about the prospects the Cavaliers may choose from on June 28.

Cleveland is set at starting point guard, but the Wine and Gold struggled to replace Ramon Sessions after a deadline deal last season and could be in the market for Kyrie Irving’s backup when they’re on the clock for one of their four selections.

Here’s a look at some of this year’s playmakers …


Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea! Me – I’m an Optimist. I’m assuming you guys are Cavalier fans, but either way, you best brace yourselves for another action-packed installment of NEWS … AROUND … THE … LEAGUE.

Last week, I tormented you readers by working all over the map – touching on off-brand sports like tennis, golf, soccer and spelling.

What the cuss was I thinking?!

Because most Cavalier fans are actually watching the Cavaliers during the winter months – turning half our focus to March Madness when it heats up in late February – we’re never really the college hoops experts we pretend to be when the NBA Draft rolls around.

In reality, there are no true Draft experts. If it was an exact science, Kwame Brown wouldn’t have gone No. 1 overall in 2001 and the man who drafted him wouldn’t have gone No. 3 in 1984. If anyone really knew, the Sonics would’ve chosen Kevin Durant ahead of Greg Oden.

Season Overview: In one respect, it’s easy to know what you’re going to get from Anderson Varejao – all-out energy, heart and hustle, rock-solid rebounding and defense. In another respect, it’s tough to expect an entire season of that good stuff.

The two are interrelated. There might not be a player in the NBA who gives his body up more than Varejao. But over the past two seasons, he’s taken a physical pounding for doing so.

Students are preparing to scorch up the courts this summer as the National Basketball Academy will again host the official 2012 Cleveland Cavaliers Summer Camps Program! The popular youth basketball training camps return to Northeast Ohio and Pittsburgh, PA beginning June 11th. Cavs guard Daniel “Boobie” Gibson will make a special appearance to dish out lessons to campers at two special overnight and day camps starting July 8-12 and 9-13.

Good afternoon, Mr. and Mr. America and all the ships at sea! The caricature of that long-nosed diablo to your right – (my left) – can only mean that another week has come and gone and it’s time for another installment of that free-form, three-ring cavalcade of whimsy dubbed NEWS …AROUND … THE … LEAGUE.

As I mentioned in the first N.A.T.L. of the summer, I like a nice routine. But I’m also mindful to heed the words of 19th century Transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said: “Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”