HoopsHype Ben McLemore rumors

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It blows Ben McLemore's mind he's even being considered for the No. 1 pick. "I came from nowhere," the Kansas shooting guard said. "From nothing. Just the idea I could end up the No. 1 pick is such a blessing. "I worked so hard to get to this point. Now that I'm here, I've just got to keep working." Sulia

The 20-year-old McLemore is one of the draft's top shooters. Some observers compare him to future Hall of Famer Ray Allen of the world champion Miami Heat. "I definitely compare myself to Ray Allen, especially with the shooting ability," he said. "I don't know about the athleticism anymore (with Allen), but I definitely compare myself to him as far as getting myself open, coming off screens. Little things like that. I think that's a great comparison." Sulia

June 21, 2013 Updates

"I definitely can compare myself to Ray Allen, especially with the shooting ability," McLemore said. "I don't know about the athleticism anymore. But I definitely can say I compare myself with him a lot as far as getting myself open, coming off screens and little things like that." Orlando Sentinel

Sources continue to insist that if the draft were held today and Cleveland makes this pick that Len would edge out Ben McLemore, Anthony Bennett and Nerlens Noel. The Cavs apparently feel that Len’s ability on both ends of the court better mix with budding star Kyrie Irving and would give the team the dynamic combo it needs to push for the playoffs. SheridanHoops

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McLemore remains in the top 5, but I'm starting to have my doubts. I love the talent. But his lack of preparation for the draft is hurting him. Multiple sources told me that his workout in Phoenix was not impressive; he wasn't in shape, and he struggled to keep up in the workout. I heard similar things in Orlando. McLemore is in a tug-of-war right now between adviser Rodney Blackstock and his agency Rivals. It's kept McLemore out of the gym and for the most part, out of workouts. How much will all of this affect the draft stock? I'm told teams are worried. But how worried? ESPN.com

The Cavs have been talking to teams for weeks about a trade, but they are finding a limited market and at this point are likely to keep the pick. Sources in Cleveland strongly suggest that the Cavs have yet to make their decision. Anthony Bennett, Ben McLemore, Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter, Alex Len and Noel all have visits and/or workouts scheduled in Cleveland this week. Noel is scheduled to visit the team Thursday and has a chance to seal the deal as the No. 1 pick if he performs well. ESPN.com

June 16, 2013 Updates

I do know the Cavs are intrigued by a 3-guard rotation of Dion Waiters, McLemore and Irving. They like Len's size (7-1, 255 pounds), but his offense is raw and he's coming off foot surgery. Bennett may be the most physically gifted scorer in the draft, but he's 6-8, 240 pounds. He's mostly a power forward who has major struggles on defense. Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 13, 2013 Updates

Brian K. Schmitz: Ben McLemore working out for Magic. They have the No. 2 pick in the draft, but are considering offers to move dow: n. Twitter @MagicInsider

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