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Just about everyone has the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel with the top pick in the 2013 NBA draft, but if there’s any truth to the rumor that they’re actually interested in Otto Porter, the resultant ripple effect could really shake up the rest of the top picks.

According to Michael Lee of the Washington Postthe Cavs might not be as set on Noel as it seems:

But there is a possibility that Porter, arguably the most NBA-ready player among the top prospects, might not be around when the Wizards pick third. A source with knowledge of the Cavaliers’ thinking said Porter is under consideration to go No.1.

It’s actually pretty reasonable for the Cavaliers to be looking at options beyond Noel. The lanky big man is coming off a torn ACL and might have trouble bulking up enough to be the dominant interior force some think he’ll eventually become.

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