Although there is the potential to grab a bust by overreaching at No. 1, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in great position to improve their roster in the draft.
Taking Maryland's Alex Len with the first pick would be a stretch, but it would definitely fit a need. That narrows it down to Len or Kentucky's Nerlens Noel.
Jimmy Smith of The New Orleans Time-Picayune reported last week that the Cavs are seriously considering taking the center with the first pick.
Len is a talented center. However, he didn't have a huge season for the Terps.
Cleveland has guards and scorers on its roster, but it lacks a true big man. Anderson Varejao is talented. He just can't stay on the court, and his most recent issue was severe.
The Cavs have time to groom a center with Varejao on the team. Both Len and Noel are recovering from injuries, so the team could make sure they rehab properly and not rush them back.
Not only does the team own the first pick, but it owns three more picks (Nos. 19, 31 and 33) in the draft. The Cavs could use the No. 1 pick for themselves, or they could try to package a few of their picks to get a veteran.
No matter what they do, the future looks bright for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Drafting a big man would give them a player for the future, so that should be the pick here.
Noels will be the pick. Although all signs point to Len right now, the Cavs will wise up and take the player with more upside. Noels has shown much more potential than Len, and the Cavs should be looking for long-term success.
He is recovering from an ACL tear, but the Cavs can be patient with him. They aren't going to be a title contender next season, so making sure he is 100 percent is the key. They would have a top-five pick at nearly every position, and the future is bright in Ohio.
By taking Noels and drafting a scorer later, the Cavs will be a big winner in this draft.