2013 NBA Draft: Cavs select Carrick Felix with 33rd-overall pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers have added Carrick Felix, a 6-foot-6-inch shooting guard out of Arizona State, with the 33rd-overall selection.

Felix has drawn comparisons to Andre Iguodala and Jimmy Butler, possessing the versatility and athleticism to play and defend either wing position. He is a high-energy guy who runs the floor well and can hit the outside shot. He gets knocked a bit for shot selection and a relative lack of mid-range game, but is—by all reports—a high-character guy. Also not helping Felix’ case is the fact that he will be 23 years old in August and didn’t really blossom as a player until his final year.

Felix was named All-Pac 12 1st Team All-Conference and All-Defensive during his senior year, averaging 14.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. He had 13 double-doubles as a senior after having none over his first two seasons at Arizona St. He will presumably compete for a roster spot, providing depth behind Dion Waiters, CJ Miles and Wayne Ellington at the wing.

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    All these new guys will look great around LeBron James in a year!

  • mgbode

    well, Franklin ends up in Memphis to become the new Tony Allen.

    for us, we take an older player who has a much more limited upside according to most. very confusing pick though we did need to pick a defensive guy after using the first 2 picks on offense-first guys (which made me very confused to pick Crabbe initially as he’s offense-first too).

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I liked Crabbe but what can you do.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Seemed like a total throw-away pick to me… I didn’t get it. Seems like he’s headed straight for the D-League, but whatever I’m not going to get too upset about a second round pick I suppose.

  • Jaker

    *according to most. That is very reassuring (not).

    Remember when everyone wanted Marshon Brooks? Turns out the guy is a bad egg who also refused(!) to workout for the Cavs. He wasn’t a top pick who had a guarantee, he was a borderline first rounder who was acting like a spoiled brat. Maybe Franklin wasn’t interested in Cleveland. Or maybe he’s just not as good as we think he is.

    The point is, I’m sure there are many reasons why we took the guys we did. Felix reminds me a lot of Iman Shumpert

  • Harv 21

    This was the pick I said absolutely could not be made, no 3 rooks drafted!! MGbode, here’s the beach house keys, first of the season always peek in the mud room window first to see if the homeless guy is sleeping there.

    [He won’t make the team, btw, he’ll be in a d-league. Mike ain’t handling 3 rooks in one year, even after a year of R & R. You’ll see]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Can I at least get the keys to the housekeepers place then?