CLEVELAND (AP) — The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft is both a blessing and burden for the Cavaliers.
With no consensus on a top player, the Cavs have been weighing their options before they're called upon to make their selection Thursday night. The team has spent the past two days whittling its list of candidates to a few and are believed to have narrowed their pick to Kentucky center Nerlens Noel, Maryland big man Alex Len or Kansas guard Ben McLemore.
The No. 1 pick has not been traded since 1993, and there's a chance the Cavs could make a swap — for the right deal.
Cleveland also owns the Nos. 19, 31 and 33 selections, assets they can use to improve a team that lost 58 games this season before firing coach Byron Scott.