The Cavaliers have a load of options when it comes to the number 1 pick. Do we trade it? Draft Noel? Or do something completely different? What about this scenario:
1. Trade Back with Phoenix
Cavs Get: #5 Overall, 2014 1st Rounder (unprotected), Marcin Gortat
Phoenix Recieves: #1 Overall, Alonzo Gee
2. Draft Victor Oladipo
Crazy athlete that allows him to play either the 2 or the 3. Lock-down defender with amazing finishing ability. While his jump shot is a project, Mike Brown will fall in love with this kid's work ethic, athletic ability,and his great defensive presence. And even if the Cavs would get a high pick with Phoenix's 2014 lottery or their own pick, he would make a great sixth man behind Dion.
3. Trade up with Dallas
Cavs Gets: #13 Overall
Dallas Gets: #19, 31, 33 Overall
4. Draft Steven Adams or Rudy Gobert
While both are huge projects, each has great potential. One article I recall reading claimed that Adams would be a future all-star. If not Adams, Gobert has crazy length that can make him a force if he progresses.
5. Hope that Phoenix tanks next year enough that their pick is within the Top 3.
If we would get Phoenix's 2014 pick unprotected, that would potentially give us two lottery picks in the draft. With Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins likely to declare next year, you have double the chance to get into the Top 3. If that fails, you can always trade those two picks away to get one of the top 2. Also, Jabari and Wiggins might not live up to their hype, so their draft stock might slip.
While unlikely, this is the scenario that would be a dream IMO. You get a high motor, defensive athlete in Oladipo, draft a big man project with good potential, and also double your chance of getting a top pick in a much "better" draft next year.