When the Cleveland Cavaliers secured the first-overall pick
in the upcoming NBA Draft, most assumed the selection would ultimately translate
into highly-regarded Kentucky center Nerlens Noel. However, Michael Lee of The
Washington Post reports that the Cavaliers are considering taking Otto Porter
Jr. with the No. 1 overall pick.
But there is a possibility that Porter, arguably the most NBA-ready player among the top prospects, might not be around when the Wizards pick third. A source with knowledge of the Cavaliers’ thinking said Porter is under consideration to go No. 1.
“I definitely see myself up there,” Porter said last week in Chicago, adding that he believes he can flourish at the next level. “My versatility. I think that’s definitely going to show when I get to the NBA. My ability to rebound, bring it up the court, make something happen or set up the play. Anything that it has in store for me, I think my versatility is going to carry over.”Follow @hoopsinjurynews