It's fairly telling of the true top-shelf strength of the 2013 NBA Draft when the consensus #1 overall selection is a guy coming off a torn ACL in his knee, surgery with the famed Dr. James Andrews, and is not expected to be back on the court until Christmas at the earliest (perhaps not at all during the 2013-2014 season). That is the case with Kentucky center Nerlens Noel. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Noel is enduring six hour/day, six days/week rehab sessions and is ahead of schedule in his progress.

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/articles/nerlens-noel-working-overtime-to-regain-health-252352.html

There are other players in the conversation for the #1 overall pick (Otto Porter Jr., Victor Oladipo, etc.) but don't be fooled by any buzz...the Cleveland Cavaliers (unless they trade down) will take Nerlens Noel. There has been some talk about Cleveland trading the #1 overall pick. A couple of names that have been thrown around are Kevin Love and DeMarcus Cousins.

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/articles/cavs-would-move-no-1-pick-for-kevin-love-251873.html

With all of this being said, despite his computer nerd name, Nerlens Noel is the best player available in June's NBA Draft and he will, most likely, be taken by the Cavs. He's long, very athletic, and an excellent defender. Noel will need to bulk up in order to handle the physical interior game in the pros and his lack of raw scoring ability has been criticized by some. He is certainly not the polished top prospect that we are used to seeing in the #1 spot but Cleveland will likely take this wounded project and add some defense to what they already have on the court.

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/articles/nerlens-noel-is-not-the-answer-for-the-cleveland-cavaliers-251029.html