March 20, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; UNLV Rebels forward Anthony Bennett (15) addresses the media in a press conference during practice the day before the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

News: Cleveland Cavaliers Select #1 Overall


Apr 24, 2013; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant (right), new head coach Mike Brown (center) and team owner Dan Gilbert laugh during a press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

With the First Pick in the 2013 NBA Draft the Cleveland Cavaliers select Anthony Bennett forward from UNLV. The Cavs bypass all of the players they were rumored to be selecting throughout the off-season. Bennett has been seen as a top 5 or 6 pick with many mock drafts. The Cavs currently have Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao at the 4 position. Bennett has some ability to play small forward as well. He was just described as a stretch 4 by Jay Bilas on the ESPN broadcast.

The Cavs passed up Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, Ben McLemore and Otto Porter to select Bennett. The ESPN broadcast just stated that the Cavs have no plans to trade this pick. We will follow up with a detailed evaluation of this pick for the Cavs. This will impact the rest of the draft for the Cavs as well as the rest of the draft. The Cavs currently have the 19th, 31 and 33 picks as well. Trades have been rumored around all of those picks so all of that could change.

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