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If they stay at #1, the Cavs could take Nerlens Noel of Kentucky. But if they are scared off by his injury concerns, moving the pick would be a smart move
The NBA's Draft Lottery took place Tuesday in New York City, leaving the Draft hopes and dreams of a bunch of NBA teams to a random selection of ping-pong balls.
And, like they did in 2011, the Cleveland Cavaliers -- with a full army of owner Dan Gilbert's sons -- won the Lottery, giving them the top overall pick in June's festivities at the Barclays Center.
Even in a lesser-talented class like the one for this season, holding the first slot in the draft pecking order is a great advantage that allows teams either to pick whomever they could want, or trade the selection to another eager franchise for a lucrative haul in return.
The Cavs are looking at both of those options now at this early stage.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, Cleveland is open to hearing trade offers for the No. 1 pick. Far ...
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The 2013 NBA draft kicks off on June 27th and will arguably include some of worst prospects in history. With all the hype surrounding Kentucky center Nerlens Noel’s injury recovery and NBA potential, the name Greg Oden comes to mind. Could the potential no.1 draft pick be a bust, too? Noel doesn’t think so. “I have no doubt that I
With the NBA Draft lottery taking place tonight, fans will soon begin to speculate on which teams will be drafting their favorite college basketball stars. And while Kentucky center Nerlens Noel was considered to be the most likely player to be drafted No. 1 overall before the season began, his gruesome knee injury in February has certainly called that into question.
What will the Bobcats do with the No. 4 overall pick in next month's NBA draft? This is the first of a five-part series looking at why Charlotte should and why it shouldn't take some of the top prospects available.
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2012-13 stats: 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.4 blocks, and 2.1 steals.
Every team wants a franchise center. Just look...
CLEVELAND -- With the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers very well could select Nerlens Noel, the shot-blocking center out of Kentucky.
As you probably know, the Cavs won the draft lottery for the second time in three years Tuesday night.
As you also probably know, Noel has a serious upside. He stands 6-foot-11, he can really jump and he can throw...
When the Cleveland Cavaliers secured the first-overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, most assumed the selection would ultimately translate into highly-regarded Kentucky center Nerlens Noel. However, Michael Lee of The Washington Post reports that the Cavaliers are considering taking Otto Porter Jr. with the No. 1 overall pick.But there is a possibility that Porter, arguably the...
For the 2nd time in three years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA Draft Lottery. In 2011, the Cavaliers used the pick to draft Duke’s Kyrie Irving. Could Cleveland now be the future destination of Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel? The Cavs have been snake-bitten with the departure of LeBron James, and have been trying to console themselves ever since. For the franchise, Cleveland...
Nobody wanted the first overall pick. That was the story in the days and weeks heading into the NBA draft lottery, which took place Tuesday night. In a year bereft of that singular, franchise-altering talent, nabbing the top pick was supposed to be as much a curse as a gift.
Not for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
For the rest of the 13 non-playoff teams playing lotto, seeing NBA deputy...
The Cleveland Cavaliers landed the top pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Tuesday night during the annual lottery event. Many draft observers expect Kentucky's Nerlens Noel to be a strong candidate for the choice.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery for the second time in the last three years Tuesday, securing the right to select the No. 1 pick on June 27. Most analysts say Kentucky center Nerlens Noel and Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore are the top prospects for the NBA draft.
Odds prior to announcement:
And, here is the entire first round:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers...
The Cleveland Cavaliers struck gold Tuesday night by winning the NBA Draft Lottery, which is the third time for them this century. The franchise is undoubtedly excited about this, but they remain unsure of what they will do with the number one pick. Many people are saying that due to the weakness of this draft, they ought to trade the pick for multiple picks, or for a more established...
Many experts and draft aficionado’s expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to select Kentucky center Nerlens Noel with the #1 overall pick in next months draft.
Noel is considered a project, a player who is a couple of years away from contributing anything but blocks and rebounds, so the rumors have started about the Cavs looking around, and possibly trading that top pick.
The NBA Draft Lottery was held Tonight and we found out the Cleveland Cavs will pick first in the 2013 NBA Draft.
The Cavs have been lucky enough to get No. 1 pick 3 times in 11 years. However, the Cavs have also been bad enough to get No. 1 pick three times in 11 years.
Unlike last year when Anthony Davis was the clear cut top prospect, a number of players are in consideration...
1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Nerlens Noel
College: Kentucky/Age: 19/HT: 6’11″/WT: 205 lbs/POS: C
Otto Porter is the perfect fit here for Cleveland, but I doubt they’d pull the trigger on him with the first overall pick. Even with his injury concerns, Noel would be a nice fit with this Cavs team. Pair him up with Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson and you have a very nice young...