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NBA Draft Rumors: Alex Len, Not Nerlens Noel, Emerging As The Top Pick

According to several media outlets, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to “aggressively” shop the top pick in next week’s draft. The Cavaliers are not enamored with Kentucky center Nerlens Noel, presumably because of his torn ACL.

Despite Noel’s size, length and obvious talent, the Cavaliers aren’t overwhelmed by Noel.

According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Becaon-Joran, “sources within the organization seem cool on him.”

“Noel played in just 24 games because of a left knee injury his freshman year and his offensive skills are limited,” writes Lloyd. “He has spent time during his rehab working on his shooting.”

Earlier this week, rumors of the Cavaliers selecting Maryland center Alex Len instead of Noel popped back up.

“Hearing that C Alex Len, who visited with #Pelicans on Friday, is now the likely choice for #Cavs at No. 1 spot in next week’s draft,” tweeted Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Now, other members of the media are hearing similar reports from their sources.

On Thursday, via twitter, ProBasketballDraft reported “Len has emerged as top choice for Cleveland with ability to contribute on both ends of the court & should be 100% by training camp.”

As a sophomore during the 2012-13 season, Len averaged 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. He shot 53.4% from the floor.

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