Now with the pick from the Brooklyn Nets via the Boston Celtics settled at No. 8, the trade of Kyrie Irving has become a bit more clear for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers essentially traded Irving and their own first round pick for Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance, Ante Zizic and the No. 8 pick.
"As we’ve gone through the process this year, I think this is a really deep draft,” Altman said. “If I was sitting with 8 in past years, I might not say that. I think 8 is very valuable this year.”
Altman was asked to assess the Irving trade now that the Cavaliers will pick No. 8.
“We’re in the Eastern Conference finals, which is I think a great achievement,” he said. “We’re competing to get to the Finals. I think we have really talented young players and I think with this draft pick, it sets us up for sustainable success.”