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Nerlens Noel may not be best option for Cleveland Cavaliers

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02:54 PM ET 05.24 | The NBA Draft is a wide open race when it comes to who will be the No. 1 overall pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers when they go on the clock this year. Unlike years past, there isn't a clear cut prospect that stands out above the rest of the field, as Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving did the past two seasons. Right now most of the talk is centering on Kentucky center Nerlens Noel but the Cleveland Cavaliers are wisely avoiding locking him in as the pick and he may end up falling out of the top slot so many have him pegged in. Noel simply isn't the best fit for the Cavaliers system at the moment and they won't be adjusting it to fit him in. Yes, he's an extremely talented big that can come in and be a major defensive factor but the Cavs do not need another offensively challenged player in their frontcourt and they don't need to be spending No. 1 picks on them. What the Cavaliers need is not far from the top, but who would it be?

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May 24, 2013  06:38 PM ET

Trade the pick for Lebron James.

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May 24, 2013  07:35 PM ET

Clearly, he's the wrong pick when they already have Varejao and Zeller. They need Porter to play SF.

May 24, 2013  07:39 PM ET

He's going to have to put on some pounds if he wants to be a presence inside no doubt.. by Cavs would be stupid to pass him up.. but then again.. we are talking about the Cavs here

May 24, 2013  07:39 PM ET

Olapido would be better for the Cavs as a swingman for Kyrie. They can do what Orlando did about 20 yrs. ago(draft CWeb at 1 and trade him for Penny at 3) & draft Noel for someone else lower/better on the board a/o a godfather offer

May 24, 2013  07:39 PM ET

The Cavs need a player that can come in and help them now. They don't need a player that's going to be out for the first two month of the season.

May 24, 2013  07:43 PM ET
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He's going to have to put on some pounds if he wants to be a presence inside no doubt.. by Cavs would be stupid to pass him up.. but then again.. we are talking about the Cavs here

Stupid to pass him up when he's already had surgery twice? They'd be smart.

May 24, 2013  07:47 PM ET
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Stupid to pass him up when he's already had surgery twice? They'd be smart.

I only remember 1.. but who's counting??.. I still think he's the BEST player in this year's draft

May 24, 2013  07:50 PM ET
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I only remember 1.. but who's counting??.. I still think he's the BEST player in this year's draft

They have Varejao and Zeller. They started Gee at SF and he's a backup. Walton and Casspi saw too many minutes at SF.

They NEED a SF.

May 24, 2013  07:53 PM ET
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They have Varejao and Zeller. They started Gee at SF and he's a backup. Walton and Casspi saw too many minutes at SF. They NEED a SF.

Good players who have their moments.. Guess we'll see at the draft who they take

May 25, 2013  10:59 AM ET

draft Porter or McLemore and make a move for a wing player that is on the last year of his deal like Granger


my ideal----

trade Ellington, #19 for Danny Granger (Indiana get a solid pick, a solid backup SG, and big time cap relief)

draft McLemore

Pg- Irving
Sg- McLemore
Sf- Granger
Pf- Thompson
C- Varejao

bench
Waiters
Zeller
Gee

thats would be one way to go that i think makes some sense

May 25, 2013  11:24 AM ET

We all know that this draft does not have a deserving #1 pick. They are just a bunch of #3 and above. The Wizards seems to be the lucky team because of their #3 pick. #1 and 2 will be paid big time money which means these 2 teams will have to overpay players that won't be worth the pay... In other words, Cavs should just trade their pick for a veteran...

May 25, 2013  11:25 AM ET
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draft Porter or McLemore and make a move for a wing player that is on the last year of his deal like Granger my ideal----trade Ellington, #19 for Danny Granger (Indiana get a solid pick, a solid backup SG, and big time cap relief)draft McLemorePg- IrvingSg- McLemoreSf- GrangerPf- ThompsonC- VarejaobenchWaitersZellerGeethats would be one way to go that i think makes some sense

Granger just got paid max last year.

May 25, 2013  11:26 AM ET
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Granger just got paid max last year.

no he didnt

he is entering the last year of his contract

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May 25, 2013  12:19 PM ET
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Correct.

Who do you want to replace Vinny?

 
May 25, 2013  03:48 PM ET
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He has blown the same tendon twice in 3 years.He is fools gold.

if the Cavs think its a risk no way they take him #1.....they will have the best orthopedists in the world check it out

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