Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/26/13
With the NBA Draft tomorrow night, many rumors and reports are circulating, and none more so than who the Cleveland Cavaliers will select #1 overall. While many believe Nerlens Noel to be the top player available, concerns over his injured knee and raw offensive game, have teams like the Cavs looking elsewhere. While they may try to move out of the top spot, the plan is to pick Alex Len. From Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports Network: The Cleveland Cavaliers are still leaning towards Maryland’s Alex Len with the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, per a source….. An underrated storyline 4 Cavs/Len per sources is Cleveland hired Vitaly Potapenko as player development coach. Like Len, a Ukraine native. Just who knows how correct these reports are, as it may be Cleveland trying to force the hand of teams inquiring about the cost of the #1 overall pick. Len has seen his stock rise the last couple of months, so there may actually be some legitimacy to it. He played one year at Maryland, averaging 12 PPG and collecting nearly 8 RPG. That being said, Cavs fans won’t be overjoyed.
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