Mar 16, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Ben McLemore (23) drives to the basket against the Kansas State Wildcats in the second half during the championship game of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Kansas defeated Kansas State 70-54. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers May Select Ben McLemore First Overall In 2013 NBA Draft

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The Cleveland Cavaliers, at least according to media reports, apparently have no idea what to do with the number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

While many have suggested the Cavs will stick with the projected number one pick, Nerlens Noel, others have hinted that they may attempt to move the pick or even select a different player.

Enter the Akron Beacon Journal, who thinks the Cavaliers will keep the pick but wont use it on Noel – rather suggest that Kansas guard Ben McLemore may be the first name off the draft board.

The other “neck” McLemore was referring to was Nerlens Noel, but the Cavs have seemed cool on Noel since winning the draft lottery last month. Questions about Noel’s knee and offensive game persist, while the 6-foot-5 McLemore averaged 15.9 points and shot a shade under 50 percent for the Jayhawks in a real-life rags-to-riches story.

The report goes on to suggest that the Cavs could use a lineup consisting of as Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and McLemore though that seems like an extremely small (though gifted) backcourt which may make the report nothing more than a smokescreen.

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