Stop me if you’ve heard this before — the Cleveland Cavaliers will draft first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. The NBA Draft Lottery took place on Tuesday night before the start of the Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat contest, with 14 teams holding onto hope that they’d be the lucky ones to secure the top overall pick and all the power in the 2014 NBA Draft.
This will be the second year in a row that the Cavaliers draft first overall, as they took Anthony Bennett No. 1 in the 2013 draft. As if that wasn’t enough, it will be the third time in four years, as they won the lottery in 2011 and took Kyrie Irving. Of course we all remember the No. 1 overall selection of the 2003 draft, Mr. LeBron James. The Cavs also selected No. 1 in 1986, when they took Brad Daugherty.
It would be one thing if the Cavs were in the three worst records in all of basketball, but they were the ninth-worst. They only had a 1.7 percent chance of getting the top pick, proving that God, in fact, doesn’t hate Cleveland after all. Or is it he hates them so much that he instills new hope all the time, only to crush it?
That hope now lies in the draft, where the Cavaliers could select Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle or a bevy of other stud collegians.
In any event, here’s the results: