Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA Draft lottery; will select first

  • Frank Santos

Let the speculation begin, as the Cleveland Cavaliers have won this year’s NBA Draft lottery for the second time in the last three years, and will select first in this upcoming draft. For the Cavaliers, the first pick isn’t a simple decision as it is many years. There are many candidates vying for the prize of being the first pick in the draft, and joining the likes of Dwight Howard and LeBron James. Some believe Nerlens Noel out of Kentucky will be the pick, but his torn ACL has the talented big man out until Christmas. Ben Mclemore out of Kansas is another talented player competing for the first pick, and may be a good fit for the Cavs, who are lacking an athletic swingman. The wildcard is Alex Len from Maryland, a 7-foot athletic center who has the potential to be something special in this league. Also, ask Shabazz Muhammad, and he’d tell you he should be the first pick as well.

In any case, the Cavs have a big decision on their hands; botching the first pick can set your franchise back for years, just ask Michael Jordan and Kwame Brown. They are off to a good start, as most would say comfortably that they nailed the Kyrie Irving pick a couple of years ago.

Here is the rest of the draft order from #14-2: Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder (via Toronto Raptors), Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trailblazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic

By: Frank Santos

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