June 27, 2013
Anthony Bennett Is No. 1 NBA Draft Pick For 2013

The 2013 NBA draft is under way and with it comes a big surprise. The Cavaliers, with the No. 1 pick overall, chose freshman Anthony Bennett out of UNLV.

The move was a surprise, considering rumors over who the Cavaliers have had their eye on in the weeks leading up to the draft. Along with Nerlens Noel, Alex Len and Victor Oladipo have been on the reported list.

Bennett is also the first ever Canadian player to be taken with the NBA draft's No. 1 overall selection. While he does bring good scoring prospect to the Cavs, he isn't the powerhouse player expected to be taken with the top pick.

Still, Bennett's ability to score at the 3-point line could be good for Cleveland. In recent days, the Cavaliers were trying to deal the top pick in the 2013 NBA draft. But despite offering to the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the attempt was a no-go.

Instead of selling off the top pick, the Cavs decided to settle in a field that has been perceived to be a weak draft class for future All-Stars and franchise players.

Anthony Bennett is the second No. 1 draft pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the past three drafts. The UNLV player will join a list of fairly young, inexperienced NBA players. But despite the age of the team's roster, the pick could be beneficial, as the Cavs can have more flexibility and develop a team of young players into a super team.

Along with taking the No. 1 NBA draft pick, the Cavaliers will also pick again at 19, 31, and 33. It is unclear who the team intends to pick next.

Are you surprised to see Anthony Bennett as the No. 1 overall NBA draft pick for 2013? Do you think the Cavaliers made the right decision to go with the UNLV player?