February 11, 2016

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Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel or Maryland’s Alex Len? Looks like Cavaliers could be facing a big decision come draft night

Draft experts Chad Ford and Joe Kotoch agree on one thing: The Cavaliers are thinking big. No one knows for sure what Cleveland general manager Chris Grant is going to do with the No. 1 pick Thursday night in the NBA Draft, but it looks like the Cavs are deciding between two big men in Read More…

NBA draft 2013: Is Alex Len the Cavaliers’ man? Maryland big man has huge potential, according to some draft experts

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The majority of mock drafts around the country still have the Cavaliers taking Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, but Sheridan Hoops expert Joe Kotoch insists Cleveland has settled on Maryland center Alex Len. “Alex Len is the center most ready to make an impact from the Read More…

Cavs have plenty of choices with No. 19 pick in NBA Draft

Predicting what the Cavaliers will do with the 19th pick Thursday night in the NBA Draft is extremely difficult. It’s made doubly hard because the Cavs also have the No. 1 choice. “It’s dependent on what they do with the first pick,” said Sheridan Hoops draft expert Joe Kotoch. “If they go big, expect a Read More…

NBA Draft 2013: Ben McLemore too good for Cavaliers not to consider with No. 1 pick

Some scouts compare Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore to Ray Allen, who has made more 3-pointers than anyone in NBA history. Others compare him to Dwyane Wade, who is not a great shooter but who could get to the hoop at will earlier in his career. While those comparisons seem to be at odds with Read More…

Cavaliers rumored to be talking trade with Dallas to move up for No. 13 pick

Rumors are circulating that the Cavaliers are involved in trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks, who are trying to deal the No. 13 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. The Mavs, who ultimately want to create salary cap space to sign All-Star center Dwight Howard, are reportedly close to dealing the 13th pick to Read More…

NBA draft 2013: Georgetown’s Otto Porter has all-around talent, but likely lacks top-pick credentials

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There’s not much debate that Georgetown small forward Otto Porter would be an upgrade over current Cavaliers starter Alonzo Gee. The question is whether he would be enough of an upgrade to warrant being selected with the No. 1 pick in the June 27 NBA Draft. “He’d be able to step in and start,” Sheridan Read More…

Maryland big man Alex Len moving up NBA draft boards

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Nothing is set in stone, but right now Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel appears to be the favorite to be taken by the Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the June 27 NBA Draft. There have been rumors the Cavs secretly covet Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo, and Cleveland taking Kansas two-guard Ben McLemore Read More…

NBA draft 2013: Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel looks like a No. 1 pick, but injuries cast some doubt

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There isn’t a lot of middle ground with Nerlens Noel. There are things to love about the 6-foot-11¾ big man, who could go to the Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the June 27 NBA Draft, but there are also things to be extremely concerned about. Topping the list of negatives is the fact Read More…

Pressure is on Cavaliers GM Chris Grant to turn top pick into gold

CLEVELAND — Now that the Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery for the second time in three years, the real work begins. “We have another chance to add another good young player to the group of players we have,” general manager Chris Grant said late Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “It’s an exciting Read More…

Cavaliers win NBA Draft Lottery, get No. 1 pick for 2nd time in 3 years

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ luck with pingpong balls continues to be much better than their play on the court. For the second time in three years, Cleveland won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, granting it the No. 1 pick for the June 27 draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Cavaliers (24-58) had Read More…