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The first pick in the NBA Draft goes to…the Cleveland Cavaliers


The NBA Draft lottery just wrapped up and the Cleveland Cavaliers have been awarded the number one pick. Most analysts, including ESPN’s Chad Ford, say the Cavs will select Nerlens Noel, who spoke to ESPN after the lottery concluded. Noel said that he thinks his game definitely translates well to the Cavs, and that once he returns to the court, his shot blocking ability will have an immediate impact on the Cav’s defense. He said he liked the idea of playing with Kyrie Irving, and as many people have mentioned, there is the possibility that LeBron James could return to Cleveland in two years, making the team an legitimate title contender.

Better stock up on some more knit caps, Nerlens. I hear it’s cold up there.

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26 Comments for The first pick in the NBA Draft goes to…the Cleveland Cavaliers

  1. Raptorky
    9:11 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink


  2. Cody
    9:13 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    That may be the best fit Nerlens could have asked for. I would love to have seen him teaming with John Wall or Kidd-Gilchrist, but with Kyrie and waiters becoming great scorers (especially Kyrie) Nerlens can have time to work on his offense while helpin the team win defensively.

  3. Ridge Runner
    9:13 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Noel is confirmed!

  4. Chaz
    9:20 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Nice. Sort of close to Mass and Ky. Hope that’s the destination.

  5. d
    9:23 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Lebron won’t go back to ohio until he retires why the F would he they’re gonna win it again this year and no one else is even close

  6. manlySmell
    9:24 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    I think you meant

    Better stock up on some more – Long- knit caps

  7. Rei
    9:24 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Why would Lebron go back to Cleveland though?

  8. Charles Ramsey
    9:24 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink


  9. BronBron
    9:44 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    LeBron would go back to Cleveland for a few reasons. 1) He’d get the chance to play with Kyrie Irving. 2) He wants to go back home and “rewrite his wrong” so to speak, and win Cleveland a title. 3) The Heat aren’t getting any younger — Dwyane Wade will turn 33 during the 2014-15 season.

  10. mb78
    10:03 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Great fit for Noel. His poor offense won’t be nearly the negative with Cleveland building a solid perimeter offense, and he’ll help ease the Irving’s…issues.

    The big factor for Noel will be putting on weight and lots of it. If he’s not on a major high calorie/weight training program right now, someone isn’t giving him the right guidance. His defense will not translate to the NBA if he barely weighs over 200 lbs.

  11. WestWorld
    10:04 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    James ain’t going back to Cleveland.

  12. leedee
    10:13 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    A writer for the Plain Dealer predicts the Cavs will trade the top pick in order to get immediate help.

  13. Marcus Owens
    10:21 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    LBJ would never play for that player hating owner again.

  14. Catlogic15
    10:27 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    #9 BronBron. Agree with all, except Lebron will decide whether or not he’ll play with Irving.

    I think there is a real possibility King James will try to give Cleveland a championship, but Kyrie won’t be the necessary ingredient. Don’t think it will work that way.

  15. ismi5750
    10:41 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    anyone who thinks lebron is headed back to cleveland is delusional

  16. Han
    10:48 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Lebron’s not going back as long as Gilbert is there, people.

    And the fans weren’t too understanding when he left, “The Decision” or otherwise.

  17. Han
    10:49 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    10) Kinda not wise to be on a high calorie diet when he can’t do cardio yet…

  18. Ruppeat Offender
    10:51 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    #10, Noel would not want to put on a bunch of weight right now. Additional weight on a bum knee? Recipe for disaster. Once he’s fully healed and able to cut and twist – then I’m sure he’ll be on an 8000 calorie diet and live in the weight room.

  19. mudcreekmark
    10:53 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t understand why you take a player who cannot help you get out of the lottery again next year. If I had the top pick, I would want to get someone who can help me next year. Noel is not going to be able to help get them into the playoffs next year. So you have a two year plan?

  20. manlySmell
    11:36 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    #19 Why not? You actually gave a a pretty good case for taking Noel…. 2 years isn’t a long time to wait to become a contender.

  21. Wildcatsteeler
    11:41 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t like the Cavs but it would be a great fit for Noel. The Cavs won’t be able to get much in the way of a trade for this years draft. And there is no trade that will make the difference they’d need to make the playoffs next season. They would be wise to take him.

  22. Wildcatsteeler
    12:29 am May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Funny how people are sure Lebron won’t go back to Cleveland. He’s a man and a professional and isn’t gonna let petty fans burning his jersey or things said in anger prevent him from doing something he might want to do. A chance to redeem himself in his hometown and even win a Championship for them. Wade is getting old and if they win a Championship this season and fall short next season he may well consider it. Plus the Cavs will be a very solid team by then.

  23. MarkMyWords
    1:02 am May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Cleveland will take Otto Porter.

  24. LionGeneral
    7:12 am May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Do you think Boston and New Hampshire are tropical paradises?

  25. tuxedo park
    7:31 am May 22, 2013 Permalink

    17. It’s not the fact that he can’t do cardio, it’s that he cant lift heavy. If you eat a ton plus run a ton, you’re just gonna even out. Nerlens needs to eat like a horse and do some heavy squats to build some lower body mass. doesn’t need to burn calories with too much cardio.

  26. NBA league pass
    12:24 pm May 22, 2013 Permalink

    23) cleveland will not take Otto Porter #1 overall. Would have taken him with #3 though.

    cleveland will take Noel or trade. one trade possibility is #1 pick and Varejo for Kevin Love.