Will Cleveland Cavaliers Realistically Select Otto Porter No. 1 Overall?

By Michael Terrill
Will Cleveland Cavaliers Realistically Select Otto Porter No. 1 Overall
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a great opportunity to improve their team tenfold when they make their No. 1 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft. Whether it be shooting guard Ben McLemore, center Nerlens Noel, small forward Otto Porter or forward Anthony Bennett, the Cavaliers are guaranteed to add a solid piece to the puzzle. Many believe Cleveland will pick McLemore, but is it realistic to think that Porter may be the first overall selection.

One team in particular that is hoping Porter falls past the first two spots is the Washington Wizards. In fact, Georgetown University head coach John Thompson III believes the Wizards would be a perfect fit for his former star player.

“I think he’d be a very good fit for the Wizards,” Thompson said, according to The Washington Post. “He may not be there by the time the Wizards draft. But do I think he would be a good fit? Absolutely. You look at the nucleus that they have, particularly with John Wall and Beal, that’s a terrific backcourt.”

The fact that Washington loves what they see in Porter has to make Cleveland second guess on who it is they are going to draft. They have a prime opportunity to put a dynamic player on the court with former No. 1 overall pick Kyrie Irving. If the Cavaliers want to reach the top of the mountain anytime soon they have to be sure who they select is going to help get them there, and Porter could very well be that guy.

The 6’9”, 200-pound Porter is very athletic and quick. There is no question he is ready to have an immediate impact for Cleveland, as his skill level is exactly where it needs to be. Not to mention, he also has tremendous leadership skills that will come in handy down the road.

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