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Cleveland Cavaliers win 2014 NBA Draft Lottery

Duke’s Jabari Parker could be the 2014 #1 pick.
Duke’s Jabari Parker could be the 2014 #1 pick.
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For the second consecutive season the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA Draft Lottery. Cleveland had a 1.7% chance of winning the lottery and leapfrogged eight other teams to land in the number one spot.

The Cavaliers can’t go wrong with possibly the deepest draft in recent memory. Duke’s Jabari Parker, and Kansas’ Joel Embiid, and Andrew Wiggins are all strong possibilities to go first in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The Charlotte Hornets lucked out by Cleveland leapfrogging them. The Detroit Pistons' first-round pick from the Ben Gordon trade was top 8 protected. Cleveland jumping to number one pushed the Pistons to number 9, thus delivering their first-round pick to the Hornets.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been awarded the number one pick on five previous occasions; Austin Carr (1971), Brad Daugherty (1986), LeBron James (2003), Kyrie Irving (2011), and Anthony Bennett (2013).

The 2014 NBA Draft takes place June 26 live on ESPN from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

2014 NBA Draft Lottery order:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers
  2. Milwaukee Bucks
  3. Philadelphia 76ers
  4. Orlando Magic
  5. Utah Jazz
  6. Boston Celtics
  7. Los Angeles Lakers
  8. Sacramento Kings
  9. Charlotte Hornets
  10. Philadelphia 76ers
  11. Denver Nuggets
  12. Orlando Magic
  13. Minnesota Timberwolves
  14. Phoenix Suns
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