From Rip City Project:
30. Cleveland Cavaliers — DeMarre Carroll
A reach? Maybe. But Carroll has everything you look for at the end of the first round when you need production, especially in the paint. He’s tough, scrappy and is going to put out whatever you ask of him on the floor. He’s a little undersized to play the 4 at 6′8″, and could be Ronaldo Balkman 2.0 (not just because of the hair) in his transition to the 3 spot, but if the Cavs are going to lose the energy of Varejao in the next year, Carroll is a fine candidate to replace some of what they lose. Lawal is yet again a serious option here, and we’ll probably be wrong enough on one of the last eight picks that he won’t slip out of the first round.
I love this pick for the Cavs if they still have it by the time they make the selection. I live in Missouri (not a Mizzou fan) and watched a ton of DeMarre Carrol. He knows how to win and will fight with every ounce in his body too. He is exactly what the Cavs could use coming off the bench with defense, scoring, and just lifting the second team. If Anderson Varejao does not return I think this would be a great draft pick to bring in someone with that type of motor.