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NBA Draft Lottery – Cleveland Cavaliers Have a Rare Amount of Luck

Posted on 21 May, 2014, by in NBA

If the NBA is hoping that people stop suggesting that the draft lottery is rigged, they need to think of something else, as the Cleveland Cavaliers came out as the number one pick from the raffle for the third time in four years despite having only a 1.7% to get it. The Milwaukee Bucks, the worst team in the league last season, get the second pick, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz. More

NBA Draft – Who Each Lottery Team Should Pick

Posted on 22 May, 2013, by in NBA

For the second time in three years, the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA draft lottery and get the first pick, which will most likely be Nerlens Noel, entering the NBA after only one season in Kentucky. Yes, people love centers so much they’re willing to overlook his injury, while talented players like Trey Burke, Ben McLemore and Otto Porter will probably fill out the rest of the top 5. More

Cancelling the Lottery Might Stop NBA Tanking

Posted on 18 Apr, 2012, by in NBA

Tanking is one of the illnesses of professional basketball, professional sports in general. The chase for Andrew Luck in the NFL was another example of how the draft, combined with bad seasons, just doesn’t give these teams an incentive to win. The NFL doesn’t have a lottery, but usually, one player doesn’t change the fate of a franchise. More