Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant likes to say that there are quality 15 players in every draft. It’s up to him and his able staff to find them.

They might have to work overtime in 2013 to uncover the gems in this draft.

Every day, the draft seems to be getting weaker and more unsettled.

The expected No. 1 pick, Kentucky forward/center Nerlens Noel, tore his left ACL on Feb. 12 in a game against Florida.
Scouts say his draft stock shouldn’t suffer because of the injury. Perhaps they are saying that because there’s no one better to overtake him on their draft boards.

Indications are that the 6-foot-10, 228-pound Noel’s rehabilitation is going well. He said recently his knee is ahead of schedule. With that being said, there’s no guarantee he’ll be ready for the start of the 2013-14 season.

The 2013 draft took another hit this week when Yahoo! Sports reported that lottery pick Alex Len of Maryland had surgery to stabilize a stress fracture in his ankle. The 7-foot center will be out of action four to six months, agent Mike Lelchitski said.

Obviously, Len won’t be able to work out for any teams before the draft.

Len is being compared to former Cavs center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Imagine if Z has to prepare the scouting report on Len.

The Cavs head into the May 21 draft lottery with the third-best odds of the top pick (15.6 percent). If they get the No. 1 selection, they’d have to think long and hard about taking Noel — ACL injury or not. He blocked 4.4 shots per game this season and should become a major shot-blocker in the NBA. Of course, his offensive game is non-existent, but look at what they’ve done with Tristan Thompson.