NBA Rumors: Cavs final draft board consisted of Bennett, Len, McLemore

Reports on draft day  indicated that the Cavaliers were down to deciding between taking Alex Len and Nerlens Noel with the first pick, but now that the smoke has cleared it appears the Cavs’ choice was in fact between Len, Ben McLemore, and Anthony Bennett. According to Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer, Noel was

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NBA Draft Rumors: Cavaliers down to Len or Noel, but still open to trade

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers have narrowed their choice to centers Alex Len and Nerlens Noel. The Cavaliers are choosing between Nerlens Noel and Alex Len at No. 1. If they pick Len, Noel could drop to Suns at No. 5. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2013 While players like Otto Porter, Victor

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2013 NBA Draft – Kirk breaks down the candidates and potential trades – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-27

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Kirk and I took the last opportunity before the draft to talk about all the possibilities. I also signed off by saying “Don’t drink too much” so there’s that. The Kevin Love rumors and what that might have meant Quantity vs. quality and Bill Simmons’ thoughts that four quarters don’t always equal a dollar The

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The Diff: 2013 NBA Mock Draft Database

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The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week’s article covered the makings of the 2014 Cleveland Indians rotation. This week, it’s back to the draft. This is not my first rodeo in talking about the 2013 NBA

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Are the Cavaliers on the verge of making a huge mistake?

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As the Cavaliers close in on draft night, now just two nights away, it seems options are narrowing. As they should. When you have the No. 1 pick, you have the luxury of not having to do near as much contingency planning. You control your own destiny, so as draft night approaches, you should more or

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All signs point to the Cavs selecting Nerlens Noel, per ESPN’s Chad Ford

Chad Ford isn’t buying into the noise. While Maryland’s Alex Len has worked his way into many conversations to be selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick, Ford is sticking to his initial inclination that, once on the clock, Chris Grant will select Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel. In one of his latest blog

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The Worst Case Scenarios for the Cavs’ Offseason

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This upcoming NBA offseason is the most important offseason the Cavs have had since that guy from Akron left.  They hired a new coach, they have four picks in Thursday’s draft and they have a whopping $19 million in capspace that could be used to entice both potential free agents and potential trading partners (the Cavs

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NBA Rumors: Would be a “shock” if Noel goes No. 1

With the NBA draft only a few days away, it’s looking more and more likely that the Cavs won’t be taking Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel. In his Sunday notes column, the Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto says if the Cavs take a big man, it’ll be Maryland’s Alex Len and Pluto would be shocked if

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NBA Draft: Cavs leaning toward Noel and Len, per Chad Ford

While the Cleveland Cavaliers may be inviting a handful of top-ranked win players to Independence for a workout, ESPN’s Chad Ford says that a pair of centers are the “early favorites” to be selected with the first-overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. The team is expected to host several non-centers to Independence on Wednesday, including

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NBA Draft: Cavs to host McLemore, Porter, Oladipo and Franklin

The Cleveland Cavaliers will reportedly play host to a slew of wing players on Wednesday. Andy Katz of ESPN reports that Chris Grant will hold a workout for Kansas’ Ben McLemore, Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr., Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin. Add a healthy Jamal Franklin to the mega workout in Cleveland Wednesday

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Is Alex Len the next Zydrunas Ilgauskus?

The comparison is obvious. Len, the 7’1″ Eastern European center from the University of Maryland agrees with the assessment- “Ilgauskas, also an Eastern European, is a good analogy: A guy with true-center size who could shoot well enough to place defenders in predicaments. Ilgauskas scored nearly 11,000 career points. But there’s a way the Ilgauskas-Len

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Top Pick Debate: No Clear Answer, But Several Theories To Rule Out

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been camped out in the Cavalier NBA Draft Film Room. I’ve covered Nerlens Noel, Otto Porter, Ben McLemore, Alex Len, and Victor Oladipo Friday. Anthony Bennett is still to come later this week. Over that time, we’ve had a lot of good discussion here at the site about who

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While We’re Waiting… Quarterbacks and Center Prospects

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“While We’re Waiting” serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Leading off, Chris Pokorny at Dawgs By Nature gives his take on the Browns quarterback situation heading into training camp, “That’s not to say

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NBA Rumors: Cavs high on Maryland’s Len

Bob Finnan of The News Herald wrote Sunday of the Cavaliers’  love for Maryland center Alex Len. The 7’1″ Ukrainian dazzles scouts with his size and skill and is drawing comparisons to former Cavalier center and current front office employee, Zydrunas Ilgauskas. “I watched him while I was growing up,” Len said. “He’s really famous overseas. He played in

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Cavalier NBA Draft Film Room: Alex Len

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Over the next two months, I’ll take a look at some potential draft prospects that could find themselves in wine and gold come the end of June. First up, we take a look at Maryland center Alex Len. It was recently announced by Len’s representation that the center will miss the next 4-to-6 months as

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NBA News: Draft hopeful Alex Len out 4-to-6 months with stress fracture

Former Maryland Terrapins center Alex Len will miss 4-to-6 months with a stress fracture in his left ankle. Len, a 19-year-old center who has drawn comparisons to former Cavalier Zydrunas Ilgauskas, was thought to be a high lottery selection prior to this news. Recent runs of ESPN’s Draft Predictor had Len landing in Cleveland if the

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The Boots: NBA Draft Lottery, John Wall and winning streaks

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In my usual half-rapid fire, half-prose form, I’m here today with another edition of The Boots. Again, for those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending topics in the sports world. I’m feeling some Tuesday basketball talk today. Boot Up: #TankStrong — Stop me if you’ve

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2013 NBA Draft: Second tier fits for the Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers have been a much improved team over the past two months. And while that’s fantastic news and great for the long-term development of this franchise, it presents an intriguing new scenario for 2013 NBA Draft analysis. With the team’s current 15-16 run since Dec. 22, Cleveland now sits at No. 5 in the

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2013 NBA Draft: Five players emerging at the top

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It’s become an annual tradition in Cleveland to begin talking quite early in all sports about the upcoming draft. For the Browns in the NFL, I did my first 2013 NFL Draft outlook post back in mid-November, when the Browns were 2-7. They finished at 5-11 and will have the No. 6 pick in April’s

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