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1. Cleveland Cavaliers select Kyrie Irving.
Cavs' management is reportedly still in debate over drafting Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams with the first overall pick, even after allegedly committing to Irving earlier today.
When all is said and done, I believe coach Byron Scott will have the last say. Scott has voiced his adoration of Irving, adding that the former Dukie PG compares to Chris Paul (who he coached while with the New Orleans Hornets) both on and off the court. Scott also complimented Irving on his maturity and his honest physique of 6'3" and 190 lbs.
Another point to be made about Irving is his ability to make an entire team better as a whole, versus Derrick Williams' solo act (which is arguably better than Irving's by a wide margin).
If the Cavaliers by some work of voodoo craft select Williams first overall, then this mock draft has almost no certainty or validity to it, and the drafting order will change dramatically.
In the end though, I believe the Cavaliers will end up with Irving on their roster.
Chad Ford's Notes:
"Two days before the draft, the Cavs are still claiming they haven't made up their mind. ESPN's Ric Bucher reported the Cavs had settled on Irving on Monday, but while the report was running on the ticker, owner Dan Gilbert was meeting with Derrick Williams in Cleveland.
"While sources continue to point toward Irving's being the No. 1 pick, Williams' camp is holding out hope that it has a chance. Could the Cavs still have concerns about Irving's toe? Or are they worried that at No. 4 they can't get a solid big man?"