The Cleveland Cavaliers won the draft lottery again on Tuesday night. With the NBA’s ninth worth record this past season, the Cavaliers had just a 1.7 percent chance to again pick No. 1 in the upcoming draft. But the ping-pong balls again bounced in the Cavs favor and, for the third time in four years, Cleveland will pick first in the NBA Draft.
This time around, the Cavaliers will have three strong options to pick from. Whether or not they ultimately go with
Ohio State’s Aaron Craft, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins or Kansas’ Joel Embiid, Cleveland is going to come away with a building block for the future that should also help them get better right away. Barring an injury (which is possible if the Cavs took Embiid due to his back issues) it’s hard to see any of these players having a rookie season as disappointing as Anthony Bennett’s.
If you missed the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery, you can view the video of Cavaliers GM David Griffin learning that the Cavs would be picking No. 1.
Thanks to James Herbert of CBS Sports’ Eye on Basketball for the video