Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
I'd still be very surprised if Noel doesn't go No. 1. I'd be absolutely shocked if Len was the pick. That has smokescreen written all over it.
They have the top pick. Do they need a smokescreen?
I'm going to guess the Top 5 will look like this...
1. Cleveland - Nerlens Noel
2. Orlando - Ben McLemore or Trey Burke
3. Washington - Otto Porter Jr.
4. Charlotte - Alex Len
5. Phoenix - Ben McLemore or Victor Oladipo
The guy I could see falling further than people think is Ben McLemore if Orlando opts for Burke or someone else at #2. Neither Washington or Charlotte are taking him and I think Phoenix leans toward Oladipo.
Word is McLemore has not had very good workouts and his advanced metrics are very pedestrian.
Doesn't sound like Orlando wants Burke despite pg being their biggest need obviously. McLemore is out of shape. Teams aren't too impressed with that.
Look for the Jazz with their extra pick to move up. They've worked out at least 3 guys projected higher than their top pick, Zeller, McCollom(who I think should be their guy if they can get him) and MCW.