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This news isn’t really surprising, but with the way draft boards fluctuate, any NBA Draft news is important news. The Cleveland Cavaliers hold the No. 1 pick this months draft and the name at the top of their list continues to change.
ESPN’s Chad Ford is reporting that right now the Cleveland Cavs have consensus #1 rated Kentucky center Nerlens Noel at the top of their list.
The Cavs are on the clock with the No. 1 pick. Sources say that Kentucky center Nerlens Noel remains atop their team Big Board. However, Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. and Maryland center Alex Len are also in the mix….
Cavs general manager Chris Grant and his staff spent more time than anyone watching Noel this season, according to Kentucky head coach John Calipari. In fact, Grant recommended the surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, that Noel used for his ACL surgery. The Cavs also lean heavily on advanced metrics, and those numbers, regardless of the system, strongly favor Noel.
The surprise for me in this whole scenario is that Maryland center Alex Len is being considered for the #1 pick. You can’t teach size, and Len is a legit seven footer.
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When the Cleveland Cavaliers were awarded the No. 1 pick in next month’s draft, it was widely accepted that they would draft Kentucky center Nerlens Noel with the top pick. The flat-topped defensive monster entices pro scouts with his athletic...
Nerlens Noel (photo Kentuckysportsradio.com)
(#3) Freshman – Kentucky Wildcats
April 10, 1994 (19 years old)
Ht/Wt/Ws: 6’11″ / 218 pounds / 7’4″
2012-2013 Season Statistics
10.5 PPG - 9.5 RPG - 1.6 APG - 4.4 BPG - 2.1 SPG
.590 FG %
.529 FT %
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CLEVELAND -- Nerlens Noel wants to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cavaliers like Noel.
But that doesnt necessarily mean theyll take him with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Noel is a 6-foot-11 center from the University of Kentucky. He injured his anterior-cruciate ligament in February and underwent knee surgery. Hes been making good progress since.
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The Ukranian center is already rapidly rising on most draft boards, and for good reason. Although his numbers weren’t off the charts (11...
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By Mike Elworth: Owner/Hoopstuff
Needs: C, PF, Depth
1. Alex Len- C- Maryland
- It is doubtful that Len will be available at 11, but if he is, they will not hesitate to pounce on the Maryland center, who has excellent upside on offense. He can score, has elite size and has the talent to start right away and the post skills...
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By Aamir Mohammed: Senior Writer at HoopStuff
Pick: 12th (via Toronto)
Needs: C, SG/SF depth.
1) Alex Len- The 7’1 center from Maryland is still somewhat raw, but has All Star potential. He can rebound, is already a gifted scorer from the post and has the size the make a difference on defense. He may need a little...