The 2013 NBA draft is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable in recent memory.
And it starts with the team that's been on the clock for the last month, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Usually by now, we at least know who the team with the No. 1 selection is going to add to its franchise. But with the Cavs, we think we might possibly sort of have it narrowed down to potentially two guys—Kentucky's Nerlens Noel or Maryland's Alex Len.
The electric, shot-blocking Noel has presumably been the choice the entire time, but the more offensively skilled Len has gained serious steam as of late.
Then, obviously, this happens less than 24 hours before David Stern announces the first pick (via ESPN's Chad Ford):
More draft intrigue from Cavs! Hearing, somewhat convincingly, that owner Dan Gilbert loves Victor Oladipo. Me too @cavsdan!!!— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 27, 2013
Who do you think will go No. 1?
After No. 1, the outlook will only get more murky.
In what many believe to be a draft void of overwhelming superstar talent, no team seems to be comfortable with their pick.
Some want to move lower in the first round. Some want to move out of the first round altogether. Some want to move completely out of the draft.
And, once again, you have Victor Oladipo throwing a curveball into the whole thing (via Hoopsworld's Alex Kennedy):
A number of teams are trying to move up to draft shooting guard Victor Oladipo, according to sources. He has a lot of fans around the NBA.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 27, 2013
With teams that no one seems to have a read on, players who could go anywhere from the lottery to the end of the first round and a slew of trades guaranteed to shake things up even more, this is going to be a memorable draft you won't want to miss.
That, or you could play a drinking game with how many times you hear the phrases "you can't teach height," "tremendous upside" or "endless motor."
Either way, here's all the info you need to follow along:
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Start Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Live Stream: ESPN3 or on the WatchESPN App with a cable subscription