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Cavs eyeing Nerlens Noel with No. 1 pick?

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04:52 PM ET 05.20 | If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the top pick in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery, all indications point towards Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel being the team's top choice. In a draft class lacking consensus elite players like Anthony Davis last year, Noel still stands out as arguably the most appealing prospect even as he recovers from ACL surgery. Most draft analysts see the Kentucky freshman as the most likely player to be selected No. 1 overall, though alternatives such as Ben McLemore, Trey Burke and Otto Porter continue to receive attention. Until we know who will actually be picking first, it's hard to say who will going where, but Noel does make sense for Cleveland. With young players like Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters already in place, Noel could be a perfect compliment in the post.

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, Andy Lyons Andy Lyons
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May 20, 2013  06:35 PM ET

Another fragile player for the Cavs? Why not.

May 20, 2013  06:45 PM ET

As stated before, doesn't matter ONE bit. They need some veteran leadership and vision, not another young talent. Maybe they should pick him and trade for other assets.

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May 20, 2013  08:40 PM ET

I didn't see enough from this guy to warrant using a #1 overall pick to get him.

 
May 21, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Go figure, for the years the Cavs stink there are no game changers at the top of the draft. Ahhh, the life of a Cleveland fan.

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