Entering draft week in a draft universally labeled as weak preceding the best draft of the decade, few people are talking themselves into falling in love with any specific player as fervently as usual. 

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Nerlens Noel

While Noel continues his ACL rehabilitation, questions of his thin frame, rudimentary offensive game and camp have made this a decision process far less fun for the Cavaliers than actually winning the lottery. Noel has the capability of becoming one of the NBA's best defensive centers and has enough offensive savvy to gradually become an efficient cutter and passer. Noel gives the Cavaliers all of the things a team seeks from a first overall pick, but only in pencil since the likelihood of him putting everything together at an All-Star level is a longer shot than makes you comfortable.

2. Orlando Magic: Victor Oladipo

Oladipo is one of the most versatile players in the draft and has very little downside while also remaining capable of being the best player selected. Oladipo isn't on the level in terms of talent as the former big three of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he fits that cultural mode developed by Rob Hennigan's old boss.

3. Washington Wizards: Otto Porter

Assuming John Wall and Bradley Beal make the leap at the NBA's next great backcourt tandem, resolving the small forward position with a strong defender that can be a versatile, system guy on offense gives the Wizards a win.

4. Charlotte Bobcats: Anthony Bennett

The Bobcats need individual scorers and Anthony Bennett has that capacity better than anyone else in this draft. Bennett would be the clear first overall pick if he was two inches taller, but he has the physique and athleticism to not carry the dreaded ‘undersized’ label for his career.

5. Phoenix Suns: Ben McLemore

The common belief is that McLemore would be best suited for a roster that is further along than the Suns, but having the opportunity to have a high usage immediately should allow him to answer those questions of aggressiveness similar to Eric Gordon’s early days with the Clippers.

6. New Orleans Pelicans: Alex Len

The Pelicans are taking the long view building around Anthony Davis and Len gives them that frontcourt tandem we so often see making deep playoff runs.

7. Sacramento Kings: Michael Carter-Williams

The point guard position is a huge need for the Kings and inserting a player with Carter-Williams’ passing ability is badly needed with their personnel. Carter-Williams’ size is a huge benefit for rotation possibilities given his ability to defend multiple positions.

8. Detroit Pistons: Trey Burke

The Pistons need a point guard that can distribute the ball and allow Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight the opportunity to win 31+ games for the first time since 2009.

9. Minnesota Timberwolves: C.J. McCollum

The Wolves almost certainly will target a wing with a strong outside shot and even though he has point guard size, McCollum and Ricky Rubio shouldn’t have that big of a defensive liability. McCollum certainly has a skill set that makes the double point guard strategy dreamt up by the departed David Kahn a better possibility than Johnny Flynn.

10. Portland Trail Blazers: Steven Adams

The Blazers need a defensive presence at the rim and Adams would fit that need even if he does feel like a repeat of Meyers Leonard.

11. Philadelphia 76ers: Cody Zeller

The 76ers are impossible to predict with any type of confidence since it is doubtful Sam Hinkie has committed to anyone beyond Jrue Holiday and the 76ers’ head coaching search continues to drag out, but Zeller would be a logical asset regardless of what happens with Andrew Bynum.

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Raptors via Rockets): Rudy Gobert

The Thunder plan for the long-term as well as any other team in the NBA and having the rare opportunity to draft this high means tapping a player that has top-three potential.

13. Dallas Mavericks: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

The Mavericks almost certainly won’t be keeping this pick and the value of at least being a ‘Three and D’ wing was again proven in the playoffs.

14. Utah Jazz: Shane Larkin

The Jazz continue to search for a point guard to replace Deron Williams and his athletic ability should largely cancel out his size. 

15. Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antetokounmpo is as untested and unknown of a product as we see come through the draft now that high school players cannot come to the NBA directly. The Bucks have an uncertain offseason due to the free agency of Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis and J.J. Redick and can afford to take a risk on a developmental prospect due to how far away they are from the elite in the Eastern Conference despite the playoff berth.

16. Boston Celtics: Shabazz Muhammad

Danny Ainge takes swings in the draft as big as any other GM in the NBA and there is little doubt that he would take a player who has the lead scorer DNA if he falls this far.

17. Atlanta Hawks: Reggie Bullock

Tbe Hawks have a big hole on the wing and Bullock profiles as a strong spot-up shooter and defensive player.

18. Atlanta Hawks (from Rockets via Nets): Kelly Olynyk

Olynyk is a high energy big that should be able to defend centers while also playing away from the bucket offensively.

19. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Lakers): Ricardo Ledo

Ledo was forced to redshirt his freshman season at Providence, but is one of the more talented wings in the draft.

20. Chicago Bulls: Sergey Karasev

Karasev is incredibly versatile and projects as a plus-shooter.

21. Utah Jazz (from Warriors via Nets): Allen Crabbe

Like the point guard position, the Jazz have been unable to resolve their issues at wing. Crabbe doesn't have tremendous upside, but should become a complementary rotation player.

22. Brooklyn Nets: Isaiah Canaan

A reliable backup behind Deron Williams is on the Nets' list and Canaan will be ready to contribute in that role immediately regardless of what happens with C.J. Watson.

23. Indiana Pacers: Tony Mitchell

Mitchell was expected to be a lottery pick before he had such a baffling season at North Texas. The Pacers will do everything within their power to re-sign David West, but depth behind him is one of their most glaring needs.

24. New York Knicks: Archie Goodwin

Goodwin has lottery talent, but his freshman season at Kentucky strongly suggested he needed another season in college. With his usage decreasing due to John Calipari's strong recruiting class for 2013, taking a smaller role on the Knicks while he refines his game would be a win-win.

25. Los Angeles Clippers: Jeff Withey

Withey is a rim protector that can hit free throws at nearly double the rate of DeAndre Jordan.

26. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Grizzlies via Rockets): Tim Hardaway Jr.

Hardaway is ready to contribute immediately and should be able to defend most wings.

27. Denver Nuggets: Jamaal Franklin

Franklin gives the Nuggets great athleticism and versatility though he lacks a consistent perimeter shot.

28. San Antonio Spurs: Gorgui Dieng

Dieng's value comes as a defensive big and going to the Spurs' player development program would be an ideal fit for a 23-year-old still relatively new to the game.

29. Oklahoma City Thunder: Dennis Schroeder

Schroeder is an excellent defensive player that would give the Thunder a pure point guard on their roster.

30. Phoenix Suns (from Heat via Cavaliers and Lakers): Lucas Nogueira

Nogueira is a phenomenal athlete at 7-feet that the Suns can buy low on given his age.