The Washington Post reports that the Cavaliers are considering bucking expected top pick options Ben McLemore and Nerlens Noel to select Georgetown forward Otto Porter: But there is a possibility that Porter, arguably the most NBA-ready player among the top prospects, might not be around when the Wizards pick third. A source with knowledge of the Cavaliers' thinking said Porter is under consideration to go No. 1. “I definitely see myself up there,” Porter said last week in Chicago, adding that he believes he can flourish at the next level. “My versatility. I think that's definitely going to show when I get to the NBA. My ability to rebound, bring it up the court, make something happen or set up the play. Anything that it has in store for me, I think my versatility is going to carry over.” via Wizards move up but could still miss out on Otto Porter Jr. The Cavaliers won the lottery earlier this week and have their pick of the top prospects. Noel gives them a legit big man to pair with Tristan Thompson (and allow them to move him to power forward). McLemore gives them a scoring wing, which means they can move Dion Waiters to small forward. And Porter immediately slots in at small forward, a position of need, and can help them defensively and on the glass along with that versatility he talked about.
Report: Cavaliers eyeing Otto Porter with No.1 pick
CBS Sports | May 24