A year ago, there were plenty of storylines to follow related to the 2012 NBA draft, but the question of who would be picked first overall wasn't one of them — Anthony Davis had been considered a lock to go No. 1 for most of the college season, and once New Orleans won the lottery, there was never a doubt that the team would select Davis.
That's not the case this year, however. While Nerlens Noel looked like the odds-on favorite to follow in Davis' footsteps and became the second straight Kentucky big man to go first overall, his stock has slipped due to an ACL injury. With many teams at the top of the draft, including the Cavaliers, hoping to add a player who can make an immediate impact, Noel's hold on the top spot has "never been more tenuous," as ESPN.com's Chad Ford wrote in his most recent big board.
According to various reports, the Cavs have considered Noel, Alex Len, Ben McLemore, Otto Porter, and Victor Oladipo at No. 1, and it also remains possible that the team will end up trading the pick. This year's draft class has been said to be lacking in high-end talent, but that weakness may ultimately make for better drama on draft night. With the draft just two weeks away, there are several contenders in play for that first overall pick.
So what do you think? Which player will ultimately be drafted first overall later this month, either by the Cavs or another club?