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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- When the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to select UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, its safe to say there were no high fives in the room.
They had to decide on someone, and they had to do it by Thursday night. Had general manager Chris Grant and his staff been afforded another week, chances are, they wouldve used it.
This isnt intended to say the Cavs are less-than-enamored with Bennett, an ultra-talented (albeit undersized) power forward with an All-Star upside.
But they didnt reach their decision until the morning of the draft -- and not because they thought this was a top-heavy event. Instead, they initially worked on trading the pick, seeking a talented young veteran and a 2014 first-rounder in return, sources told FOX Sports Ohio.
It didnt happen which, again, was not necessarily a tragedy. Theres no shame in landing the guy who you (eventually) determine is the best player in the draft. Bennett wowed the Cavs...
BEST OF MAXIM
One guy who’s moving up the board fast in this year’s draft is Alex Len. Rumors are he might even go #1 overall (which is a miracle/debacle considering the guy never even made 3rd team all CONFERENCE in his college career – but hey, its the Cavs right?). The bigger news though is we’ve finally located his girlfriend, and she’s a walking giant. Meet Essence Townsend, a player...
PHOENIX The highest draft choice the Phoenix Suns have made since 1987 rolled into the day-after press conference at U.S. Airways Center wearing a walking boot and a polo shirt accessorized by the new franchise logo.
He handled questions regarding his transition from college basketball to the NBA. He provided a partial explanation for pedestrian productivity during this past season...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns used the first pick in the NBA Draft on 7-foot center Alex Len from Ukraine via Maryland.
Len and Kentucky center Nerlens Noel -- popular choices in pre-draft speculation as candidates for the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers -- were both available with the fifth pick on an unpredictable draft night.
Cleveland instead selected UNLV freshman...
Draft time! It’s enough to get me off of Twitter to write more than 140 characters.
It’s an interesting draft for the Sixers. There is no big talent at the top, but the Sixers, and their new radio-silent analytics-loving GM, have 3 picks in the top 42. Sam Hinkie showed that he could find diamonds in the rough in Houston, and there are certainly some players that can be had from...
It's the day after the draft, and you know what that means: grades. Ridiculously early, entirely subjective grades, but grades nonetheless. Compiled below are the report cards from the prominent NBA analysts who have bothered to assemble them, and there's actually somewhat of a consensus on the Suns' draft, which started with high-upside center Alex Len out of Maryland...
Taking stock of the ACC's prospects heading into Thursday night's NBA draft.
THE HIGH PICKS
Some mock drafts have Alex Len out of Maryland going No. 1 overall, which is -- to put it mildly -- head-scratching. There's a questionable (recent) injury history, not to mention inconsistency in his first two years in school. He's skilled, athletic and seven feet tall...
The 2013 NBA Draft lacks one thing: star power. Incoming freshmen Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins would both be no-brainer picks if they were eligible for the draft. Instead, they are headed to class for a year (at least) and we are left with a draft that lacks Hall of Fame talent -- on the surface.
That said, finding talent within this year's field will be difficult. It is...
There are two types of people who talk about the NBA draft — those who say they know what will happen, and those who aren’t lying.
The 2013 draft is even more of a crapshoot than most, with only some consensus on who the Cleveland Cavaliers will take first overall and virtually no consensus after that. Everybody wants to trade away their picks in what is widely considered a relatively...
The 2013 NBA draft is starting and we're breaking down each pick. Get analysis of each first-round selection here and check our Draft Tracker for every selection and second-round analysis.
1. Cleveland: Anthony Bennett , 6-8, SF/PF, UNLV
2. Orlando: Victor Oladipo , 6-4, SG/SF, Indiana
3. Washington: Otto Porter , 6-9, SF, Georgetown
4. Charlotte: Cody Zeller , 7-0, PF...
Nerlens Noel or Alex Len? Who will the Cleveland Cavaliers draft with the #1 overall selection in tonight's NBA Draft? Will they get their wish and trade it for an established player or will teams realize just how "weak" this draft class is and hold off on making those types of deals? This is what makes today one of the most entertaining days of the year. This...
CLEVELAND A few news and notes heading into Thursday night's NBA Draft.
As of Thursday morning, it was still unclear who the Cleveland Cavaliers will select with the No. 1 overall pick. It may be the first time in league history that's happened. But according to sources, three important people in the organization had three different opinions on which prospect fits best...
Nothing settled entering Draft Day
The day is finally here. The NBA Draft is set to take place tonight in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and for 60 players, it is the realization of a dream.
Where those players are going though is anybody's guess from top to bottom. This is not the Draft to be in the business of predicting where players will go. Mock drafts...