Apr 24, 2013; Independence, OH, USA; New Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown (right) puts his arm around team owner Dan Gilbert during a press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Lottery 2013: Cleveland Cavaliers Win 1st Overall Pick


Seriously, how many times can the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Draft Lottery. For the third time in 10 years the Cav’s once again will be selecting first.  In 2004 the Cav’s drafted the Labron James with the first overall pick. In 2010 the lottery gods smiled on Dan Gilbert once again and Cleveland selected Kyrie Irving. Irving eventually won rookie of the year. Now for the second time in 3 years the Cavaliers will pick 1st in the 2013 NBA draft.

It is expected that Cleveland will Select Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel who would be a nice complement to Kyrie Irving.  Although because there is no consensus #1 draft prospect, the Cavaliers might be able to trade down for some big value if a team sees a player that fills a need.  The Cavaliers also have picks 19, 31 and 33 which means the Cavaliers will have four picks before almost every other team starts drafting in the second round.

So with all of this NBA Draft lottery luck why do the Cav’s have yet to win an NBA championship?  I guess you will have to ask the grumpy folks over at Cleveland Sports site Factory of Sadness. The Cav’s hope to change the championshipless history starting with the NBA draft on June 27th.

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