Mar 21, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Georgetown Hoyas forward Otto Porter Jr. addresses the media during practice the day before the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Cleveland Cavaliers Considering Drafting Otto Porter with No. 1 Pick


Many NBA Draft insiders consider sophomore Georgetown forward, Otto Porter, to be the most nba ready player in the draft. Why? Because the guy is.

Here’s why: Porter averaged 16.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg, a field goal percentage of 48% and a three-point percentage of 42%.

However, the Cavs are also under some pressure to draft the top prospect, freshman Nerlens Noel from Kentucky. For the Cavs, Porter is the better pick because of their strong need of a quality small forward. The Cavs don’t necessarily need a big man since they do have Thompson, Zeller and Varejao on their roster.

Even if they don’t bring back Varejao, the Cavs could still sign a more established big man during free agency rather than the inexperienced Noel. If the Cavs end up drafting Porter, they get a complete player that can give a solid 20 and 8 every night. This would be great for the Cavs seeing that they don’t have many scorers alongside Kyrie Irving. Noel would be a good pick if they absolutely didn’t have big men on their roster.

But what Porter brings to the table is a good offensive game and he also plays good defense seeing that he averaged 1.8 spg last season at Georgetown. But again this is a rumor and I did address the pressure the Cavs are under by the media. Every single media personality believes the Cavs will draft Noel at number one.

Sports teams can’t go with the best player all the time when drafting. The Cavs have shown this in past years when they surprisingly drafted Thompson at 4 in 2011 and Waiters at 4 in 2012. At the time, the Cavs didn’t specifically need the best player, they needed a specific position. And this year is the same.

Cleveland needs a small forward, thus the best player for the Cavs to draft in June is the one and only Otto Porter.

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