That’s where Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross will likely land on June 26. After a decent but unspectacular season, the junior forward left for the NBA. He expects to be a late-first or second-round pick.
One possibility could be the Cavaliers, where Ross told the Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt Boyer he has a workout scheduled for Monday. The team certainly lacks size, depth and shooting on the wings, with the uncertain Cleveland future of C.J. Miles and Luol Deng. It’s expected the team will add plenty of wings this offseason through the draft or free agency.
The Cavaliers own the No. 9 lottery spot and the No. 33 (Orlando) selection in the draft. They traded away their previous two other second-round picks — their own and one belonging to Memphis — in the Spencer Hawes trade back in February.
Ross, 6-foot-8 and 219 pounds, is 21-and-a-half years old. He averaged 15.2 points and 5.9 rebounds this year for the Buckeyes, taking on a larger role with last year’s draft departure of leading scorer DeShaun Thomas. Ross shot 35.3% from the three-point line, a decent figure for his size and length.