What should the Cleveland Cavaliers do with the number one pick in the draft?[caption id="attachment_16871" align="aligncenter" width="461"] ESPN.com[/caption] As soon as the lottery balls fell the way of the Cleveland Cavaliers the pressure was on to ensure they made the right decision with the number one overall pick in the 2013 Draft. Selecting LeBron James and Kyrie Irving with the last two numbers one picks, the Cavs have seem to handle this pressure well. But this year things are different. With no genuine instant superstar prospects available, Cleveland has some big decisions to be made. Below are five viable options for the Cavs and the risks associated with each outcome. 1. Draft Nerlens Noel The simplest option on draft night would be for the Cavs to use the number one overall pick to select Nerlens Noel. Noel is most experts favourite to go first overall and the team would certainly benefit long term by drafting the big man. Noel is an excellent rim protector and a shot blocking machine. Defensively he would help the Cavs once he recovers from his current knee injury. This is probably the option with the least risk. No one would blame Cleveland for picking Noel first and once he fills out he could easily develop into the best and most dominant player in this draft class. 2. Draft Ben McLemore There is another option if Cleveland decides to keep the number one overall pick and that is to select Kansas guard Ben McLemore. If the Cavs aren’t sold on Noel, McLemore would also be a great option. The only issue with this is that the Cavs selected Dion Waiters with the number four pick in last year’s draft. It has been rumored that the Cavs could look to trade Waiters to the Pistons for pick eight, which would allow them to take McLemore at pick one and solve the issue at center by taking a Alex Len or Cody Zeller at pick eight. This risk here is that if Noel and Waiters (should they trade him) develop into stars, McLemore would have to be a genuine superstar in order to justify giving up so much to get him. 3. Trade for an established player If Cleveland is not sold on either Noel or McLemore they could always look to trade the pick for an established player. This would give the Cavs a proven performer that would help them win sooner rather than waiting for a rookie to develop. Names that have been tossed around include DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love, Danny Granger, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Luol Deng. This would bring a level of experience to a young team and may make them instant contenders in the Eastern Conference. None of the above mentioned players have been real leaders on winning teams and with a guy like Cousins in particular, his mental immaturity could have a negative impact on the entire squad. 4. Trade back in the draft The other option for Cleveland would be to trade the first pick and try to move back in the draft. Should the Cavs likes the look of an Alex Len or Otto Porter for example, they could look to trade back in the draft with a team who really wants Noel or McLemore. The only problem is they would need to find a team in the top ten who would be motivated enough to want to move up. Even if they did find that right trade, they would have to bank on the player they are going after still being available at that pick. 5. Surprise us all Of course the Cavs could surprise everyone by selecting another player with the number one pick. You would think Otto Porter would be the next on the list but Alex Len has also been linked to Cleveland. If the Cavs don’t want to take the risk of trading back in the draft they could just select the player they like most with the first pick. This would be a major surprise and could see a lot of backlash from fans. - So the Cavs have a lot of options at their disposal come draft night. If they are able to snare another top eight draft pick by trading Waiters, it would give them the freedom to select McLemore, who is going to be an absolute star, especially paired with Kyrie Irving. This would also allow them to fill a need at center or small forward with that other early pick. This would probably be the best option but is easier said than done. If they end up taking Noel with pick one I think they would be very happy with that too. As far as trading for an established player, I am not sure that is the way to go. The Cavs have done very well in recent drafts and they should believe that building your team through the draft is the best option. What do you think the Cavs should do with the first pick in the draft? Is it better to use the pick or to trade it?