I am selecting for the Cavaliers in the 2013 SLAM Mock Draft. I picked Otto Porter No. 1 overall and that article published on Wednesday.
Below are a few of my reasons why.
Otto Porter is a 19-year-old, 6-8 small forward with a wingspan that measured 7-1.5 at the NBA Draft combine.
As a sophomore at Georgetown, Porter demonstrated a well-rounded skill set that helped him improve his numbers to 16.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. He also increased his efficiency from three-point range by connecting on 43 of his 102 attempts from behind the arc.
On a Cavs team where Irving will be the primary ball-handler and scorer—followed by Waiters at the shooting guard position—Porter is a player who can plug into the small forward spot and impact in the game in multiple ways.
He is not a ball-dominant wing who needs to put it on the deck with regularity to be effective, but he is also a capable ball-handler when needed.
In addition to running the break alongside Irving, P...