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If Cleveland Cavaliers’ head coach Mike Brown was also serving as general manager, it appears that UNLV forward Anthony Bennett would be his selection with the first-overall pick in the impending 2013 NBA Draft.
ESPN’s Chad Ford, in a theory-based piece regarding the Cavs and the No. 1 pick, says that Brown is a big fan of the offensively gifted athlete from the Running Rebels.
“Head coach Mike Brown is pushing for Bennett,” writes Ford. “Brown’s son, Elijah, was recruited by UNLV last year (but ultimately signed with Butler) and Brown made visits with his son to watch the Running Rebels play. Brown fell in love with Bennett and wants to coach him. He has support in the Cavs’ front office, because Bennett might be the most offensively talented player of the top six in the draft and would add scoring punch to the Cavs’ offensively challenged frontcourt.”
While Bennett—6-foot-8, 240 pounds with a seven-foot wingspan and high-end leaping ability—is supremely gifted on the offensive side of the ball, the knock on him is that he is undersized and tends to get lost on defense. An explosive leaper who can also hit the mid-range shot, Bennett could easily wind up as the best player to come out of this draft. His fit with the Cavaliers, however, remains a huge question. Brown’s preference for the player undoubtedly raises an eyebrow given his position and profile 1 .
[Related: Cavalier NBA Draft Film Room: Anthony Bennett]
He also hails from Brampton, Ontario, the same town as Tristan Thompson
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The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked much of the NBA world by passing on the likes of Nerlens Noel for UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick. Bennett, who had a very nice run during his year in Las Vegas was projected to be a top 10 pick by many draft experts however no one [...]
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In terms of the greatest reactions in NBA Draft history to an overall number one pick, ESPN’s Bill Simmons had one vocal one as the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Anthony Bennett.
Watch as Bill drops a Keanu Reeves as the pick is announcer by NBA commish David Stern:
Cavaliers pick Anthony Bennett [The Big Lead]
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Grantland.com Editor in Chief and ESPN NBA analyst Bill Simmons provided one of the better reaction shots of the 2013 NBA Draft, doing so just a few minutes into the broadcast when UNLV’s Anthony Bennett’s name was called as the Cavalier’s first-overall pick.
The ESPN panel all had a different player for the Cavs to select, but none of them had Bennett going No. 1.
Below are my final predicitions for who I believe the Cleveland Cavaliers will select in the 2013 NBA Draft. Be sure to read these now because as soon as the draft ends I will edit accordingly.
These picks are assuming there is no trade and the Cavs actually make a selection at No. 1, No. 19, No. 31 and No. 33.
No. 1: Alex Len
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