INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected California guard Allen Crabbe with the No. 31 pick in the NBA draft and Arizona State guard Carrick Felix with the No. 33 overall pick.
The Cavs took Crabbe with the first of their two second-round picks, but there are already reports they intend to trade him to Portland for a pair of future second-round picks.
The 6-foot-6 Crabbe averaged 18.4 points and 6.1 rebounds last season, when he was named the Pac 10 player of the year. He was the conference’s top freshman in 2011 and finished among the school leaders in career points, 3-pointers, and 3-point percentage.
Cleveland general manager Chris Grant wanted to trade both of his second-round picks because the Cavs already have one of the league’s youngest rosters.
The Cavs used their fourth pick and second in the second round on Felix, who averaged 14.6 points and a team-high 8.1 rebounds last season for the Sun Devils. The 6-foot-6 Felix is considered a very good defender, which may have attracted Cavs coach Mike Brown to him.
Felix scored in double figures in 28 of 35 games last season. He recorded a career-high 18 rebounds in a game against UCLA.