I'm going to be really clear here. I do not want Nerlens Noel to fall to the Suns. I just don't see that kid as having that good of an NBA career. The reasons have been well-hashed: too small, no offense, questionable knee. But if you are the Suns and Noel is still in the Green Room when the fifth pick is on the clock, would you really pass on him?
Here's where this is all coming from:
The Cavaliers are choosing between Nerlens Noel and Alex Len at No. 1. If they pick Len, Noel could drop to Suns at No. 5.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 27, 2013
I can tell you that our SB Nation Cavs bloggers at Fear the Sword are in love with Noel and are not looking forward to the possibility of Cleveland passing on him. They've done a lot of thinking. And watching. And talking. And praying (probably). And have concluded that the Kentucky defensive big is worth the top selection.
I just don't see it. Do you? Would you be happy if the Suns took Noel fifth?
Fortunately, for me anyway, the latest Mock Drafts still have Noel going first...but there's certainly uncertainty there.
2013 NBA Mock Draft: The Cavaliers, our final frontier of mystery - SBNation.com
Thanks for keeping it fun, Cleveland, but it's time to come to Calipareezus and pick NerNo.
2013 NBA draft - Chad Ford Mock Draft 7.0 - ESPN
General manager Chris Grant has been a Nerlens Noel guy all year. Other people in the front office are pushing for Len. I even heard, somewhat convincingly, that owner Dan Gilbert loves Oladipo!
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NBA Draft 2013: Nerlens Noel scouting report - SBNation.com
Nerlens Noel is seen as the likely No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, but there are questions about his health and game. Is he worthy of the top choice?