Cleveland Cavs Get No. 1 Pick In Upcoming NBA Draft

Cavaliers get no. 1 pick in 2014 NBA Draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers have all the luck… at least with the draft lottery.

The franchise continued its lottery run on Tuesday (May 20), when it drew the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft for the second straight year and third time in the past four. They did so with just a 1.7 percent chance of landing the top selection.

“It seems surreal,” Cavs vice chairman Jeff Cohen said. “This is three out of four years, and we had a 1.7 percent chance of coming up with the first pick and we pulled it off again.”

The Cavs drafted Kyrie Irving with the first pick with the 2011 Draft, and then took Anthony Bennett with last year’s No. 1 pick, though he had a forgettable rookie season.

Irving took to Twitter to expressed his excitement. “Luck of the Ping pong balls…Very exciting!!!”

The 2014 NBA Draft is considered to be one of the deepest drafts since 2003, when the Cavs selected LeBron James, while Miami picked up Dwyane Wade, the Raptors drafted Chris Bosh and the Nuggets chose Carmelo Anthony. Top prospects for 2014 include Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid of Kansas, and Duke’s Jabari Parker, among others.

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