While the Cleveland Cavaliers continue efforts to trade the number one overall pick in tonight’s draft, the likelihood of them doing so is dropping. With that, it appears, at least according to Sheridan Hoops, that they have decided they will draft University of Maryland center Alex Len with the first overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Per Sheridan Hoops:
In the meantime, Alex Len remains on top of our Final Mock as sources in Cleveland have emphatically stated the 7-footer from Maryland is on top of the Cavs’ draft board.
However, Cleveland’s first choice is to trade the pick and there are a half-dozen teams they were still talking to as of Thursday morning.
And a bit later on in the piece, SH confirms their report:
While Cleveland has settled on Len if they keep the pick…
Len wasn’t really considered to be in play for the top overall pick, even as recently as a few weeks ago, so the Len rumors could be nothing more than smokescreens. Then again, the Cavs may not be as infatuated with Nerlens Noel as some suggested after the Draft Lottery or they may still hold concerns over his devastating injury, despite team doctors suggesting otherwise.