The Cleveland Cavaliers won the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s NBA Draft during the draft lottery Tuesday night. Most analysts are predicting the Cavs will take Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel with that selection.
In late March, ESPN’s Chad Ford talked to the Herald-Leader about a wide range of UK-related draft topics. One of the questions he was asked: Which teams at the top of the draft seem to be a particularly good fit for Noel?
Ford’s answer: The Cleveland Cavaliers.
“The Cavs seem to be the best fit,” he told the Herald-Leader. “They have their backcourt set. They have a young, up and coming, power forward. Adding Noel to the mix adds a dynamic shot blocker and athlete to the front court. And with Anderson Varejao and Tyler Zeller, they have time bring him along slowly.”