Yesterday I caught up with our friend Glenn Moore to talk Cleveland Cavaliers and the NBA draft on Cleveland.com's Sunday Insider Show. I joined Glenn's one-hour show around the 13-minute mark. You can listen to the podcast in its entirety here.
Thanks to Glenn for having me on.
Really is a tough decision atop this draft board for Chris Grant and company. As I mentioned yesterday, I would not be upset by the selection of either Otto Porter, Ben McLemore or Nerlens Noel. Each bring different reasons for excitement and each provide different ingredients for the possibility of long-term success.
If I had to pick one guy, however, I'm sticking with Porter for the moment.
That decision is taxing enough for me, though, and I don't even actually have to make it. Hopefully Chris Grant and company can get some time off here on Memorial Day and give themselves a break from all the pros-and-cons lists.
Happy Memorial Day you guys, thanks to all the troops who served our nation so that we can debate the merits of Noel, McLemore and Porter on the basketball court as if it really matters.
Also adding Mavs 13th pick and drafting another young talented player to our great star young talented players will be a great addition for years to come.Shabazz Muhammad SF, a great competitor , shooter, and flat out scorer would be the perfect fit with our team as well with other great young players added with our Cavs to be great for over a decade.
Nerlens Noel is a young kid who just turned 19. Doctors have said he will make a full recovery. Players in different sports have come back healthy and strong from injuries like Nerlens had and isn't as serious as Greg Oden's injuries. Another point is Nerlens bumped his knee and wasn't a twisted injury. He broke his knee growth plate when in high school and wasn't healed before his return ,in which caused his knee to bend in and tear his knee. Nerlens knee was repaired and is healing and will be not just healed but stronger. Nerlens played at 222 pounds but lost weight for the surgery and rehab. When recovered Nerlens not only will be able to work hard at gaining his weight back but add even more as 19 year olds have more then enough ability and he has the desire to do and work and be the best player and one of the games greats. He reclassified himself early and entered college a year early as he was suppose to be in high school his freshman year at Kentucky. He was on pace to break the all time block record for college season and had games in high school of 22 blocks and 14 in college. He is young enough to heal, gain weight, and improve on NBA moves. He is a defensive and shot blocking great player already, with athletic ability to run and power from rim to rim and base line to base line, great dribbling for a center, and can jump out the gym. Great foundations of great teams are built with great point guards and centers. We have Kyrie and the greatest point guard in the NBA, now you have a chance to draft a center will the potential and ability to be one of the all time greats and a Bill Russell type of a game changer......You don't think on Needs but build your foundation and get best available player and draft center 19 year old kid Nerlens Noel.