• Cavs select UNLV F Bennett with No. 1 pick

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Jun 28, 2013
    The Cavs’ selection of UNLV’s Anthony Bennett with the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft was expected by … nobody, it seems. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, a surprising start to the 2013 NBA draft. Aside from a Tweet from ESPN’s Chad Ford moments before the pick was announced, most of us had no clue that the Cavs were going to select Bennett. The Cleveland Cavaliers surprised the NBA world by selecting UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday, capping several days of swirling speculation about the direction in which owner Dan Gilbert's franchise would go by choosing a talented scoring prospect that few had projected to go off the board first overall. Although he wasn't regarded by many draft experts as the best player available, Bennett was always at the top of Cleveland's board. At the Cavs’ draft party at Quicken Loans Arena, the reaction of the crowd was a giant “huh???” Not cheering, not booing, just a whole bunch of thought bubbles over our heads with question marks in them. How wrong all of us were. Forwards with the ability to not only win one-on-one matchups on the interior for buckets, but also can step out on the floor and threaten a defense with perimeter jumpers can provide spacing for fellow post players on the interior or driving lanes for wing penetrators .
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    • It’s Always Obvious in Hindsight

      Just like we all thought, right? The Cavs’ selection of UNLV’s Anthony Bennett with the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft was expected by … nobody, it seems. Certainly not anybody in the media or the mock draft industry, all of whom expected the Cavs to …
    • Cavs' Bennett relishes road to draft's No. 1

      Anthony Bennett was formally introduced Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who shocked the draft by selecting the UNLV power forward with the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night.
      Sources: ESPN.com nba.com
    • Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

      Anthony Bennett was stunned at the start. David Stern had a big surprise at the finish.
      Source: nba.com
    • Cleveland Cavaliers take Anthony Bennett with No. 1 overall pick in 2013 NBA Draft

      NEW YORK — The Cleveland Cavaliers surprised the NBA world by selecting UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday, capping several days of swirling speculation about the direction in which owner Dan Gilbe…
      Source: yahoo.com
  • Anthony Bennett, C.J. Leslie & More “Mistakes” From The 2013 NBA Draft

    After every decision, you are either inherently happy or slip into the dangerous world of having buyer’s remorse. That will stem from differing reasons, depending on the situation or the individual. After the NBA Draft came to a close, one fact was very…
    Source: dimemag.com
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