Alex Len Makes Sense as No. 1 Pick for Cleveland Cavaliers

June 22nd, 2013 by Alex Ballentine Leave a reply »

The more you look at the possibility of the Cleveland Cavaliers taking Maryland center Alex Len with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2013 NBA draft, the more it grows on you. 

When Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune first tweeted out that Len is considered by some as the Cavs "likely" choice at No. 1, it sent shockwaves throughout the media. 

After all, Len wasn't even considered to be the best center in the draft. That distinction has belonged to Kentucky star Nerlens Noel. The shot-blocker extraordinaire has been the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in this year's draft since he was a senior in high school. 

However, Len, who is a much more polished product on the offensive side of the ball, has reportedly caught the eye of Cavs executive Zydrunas Ilgauskas, per Sheridan Hoops: 

"According to sources, Cleveland has been warming to Alex Len as concerns about Nerlens Noel’s knee and whether he is the best fit longterm alongside Kyrie Irving have increased.

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has come out publicly saying the playoff ...

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