Report: Cavs Considering Drafting Kansas Ben Mclemore at No.1
Fox Sports Ohio, is reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers, is bouncing around the idea of drafting Kansas Jayhawks shooting guard Ben McLemore, if they do indeed keep their No.1 overall pick. The 6-foot-4 McLemore, has been compared to Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, and is expected to be scoring machine at the next level due to his explosive athleticism and shooting prowess.
According to FOX Sports Ohio sources, abundant discussions are taking place in the Cavs’ front office about the possibility of drafting McLemore, and how things might unfold if he indeed became the pick.
The Cavs appear to be intrigued not just by McLemore’s remarkable perimeter touch, but his explosiveness near the basket. Like most evaluators, they believe he can turn into a bona fide scoring whiz at the next level.
With University of Kentucky player Nerlens Noel’s health status unclear after his ACL injury, his projection as the No.1 overall pick is no longer certain.
One other thing to consider is that the Cavaliers drafted guard Dion Waiters last season, so bringing in McLemore would seem like a redundant selection. Either way, the Cavaliers have multiple options at their disposal.