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Len is the next name to be rumored to go first overall to the Cavaliers, following (at times) Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore, Otto Porter and Victor Oladipo.
Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune tweeted the following today:
Hearing that C Alex Len, who visited with on Friday, is now the likely choice for at No. 1 spot in next week's draft.
Len is widely regarded as a top-10 pick in this year's draft. The 7'1" center just turned 20 years old and was already one of the best players in the ACC. He averaged 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in just 26.4 minutes per game.
These numbers are good, but are they worthy of the first overall pick? Probably not, but Chris Grant seems to draft on potential and not college production.
Last year's first round pick, Dion Waiters, averaged just 12.6 points and 2.5 assists per game his sophomore season before being drafted by the Cavs.
At this point, it's tough to buy or sell the Cavs drafting Len first overall. Grant has been known to "reach" on players he really likes, a strategy that's paid off well so far with the drafting of Waiters and Tristan Thompson.
If Len does indeed go first overall, Cavs fans shouldn't be surprised.