Although there’s a Kentucky center projected to go first overall for the second year in a row, this year’s draft is much more uncertain than the 2012 edition. TheCavs(or whichever team ends up gettingNerlensNoel) are hoping this year’s 7-footer is more Anthony Davis than Sam Bowie. Noel is coming off of anACLinjury in February which prematurely ended his freshman season, and some mock drafts have 7'1" Alex Len of Maryland going first overall to Cleveland.
This draft is considered to have a couple players who have a chance to make an immediate impact—including GeorgetownswingmanOtto Porter and UNLV forward Anthony Bennett—as well the diminutive point guard Trey Burke, who made headlines with his Naismith Award win and NCAA Tournament heroics.
Other than Noel, Indiana shooting guard VictorOladipois making the most headlines in this year’s draft. The 6'4" guard impressed many with his improved shooting range this past season, in addition to his blazing speed, undeniable athleticism and top-notch defensive skills.
Nobody knows for sure yet which big man will be the top pick to play alongsideKyrieIrving in Cleveland, and how the rest of the draft will shake out from that point on. But this live blog will be tracking the action all night long as the fortunes of all 30 teams for the next few years, for better or for worse