The 2013 NBA draft picture is much clearer in the aftermath of Tuesday evening's draft lottery, where the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged with the No. 1 overall pick. This particular crop of prospects is considered rather weak, lacking a surefire, no-brainer selection at the top of the heap. Show More Summary
With Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery in the books, the draft order is now officially set. The Cleveland Cavaliers will pick first, but that may be a curse more than a blessing this year as the class lacks an elite-level prospect without big question marks. Show More Summary
Next time I hit up the the poker room and blackjack tables in Vegas, remind me to stop off in Cleveland to rub Dan Gilbert's son's lucky little head. The Cavaliers won the lottery for the second time in three years, though this year's prize isn't as appetizing as the one they got in 2011. Show More Summary
Had the lottery worked itself out mathematically, the Cleveland Cavaliers would've had the third pick in the draft. It’s been rumored they had their eyes on Georgetown forward Otto Porter, a smooth ready-made pro at a position of need. Show More Summary
While I'm not prone to superstition, it'd be hard to blame NBA general managers if they came donning bow ties to the 2014 draft lottery proceedings. The Cleveland Cavaliers, again represented by the bow-tie-wearing Nick Gilbert, wonShow More Summary
In yet another unpredictable twist of fate at the NBA draft lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the rights to the first overall selection despite owning the third-best odds. Joining them in the top three were the Orlando Magic and, surprisingly, the Washington Wizards. Show More Summary
The Cavaliers beat the odds—a 15.6 percent chance, third-best in the lottery—to land the 2013 first overall pick. But the consensus top pick has questions, and he's not particularly what Cleveland needs. It would make all the sense in the world for the Cavs to trade down from No. 1, something that hasn't been done in two decades. Read more...
Never underestimate the unpredictability of the NBA draft lottery. For the third time in the last 11 years, the Cleveland Cavalier secured the first pick in the draft thanks to some favorable bounces from their ping-pong balls. The Cavs...Show More Summary
The Cleveland Cavaliers bucked the odds for the second time in the last three years to win the NBA Draft lottery.
Dan Gilbert’s son, Nick, has done it again. Two years ago, Dan send his son Nick and his bowtie to represent the Cleveland Cavaliers at the NBA Draft Lottery the year after LeBron left. And it worked. The Cavs won the #1 overall pick that year and took Kyrie Irving. This year, same result, the [...]
When all was said and done at the 2013 NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers had once again walked away with the No. 1 overall pick. Nick Gilbert is a god. After landing Kyrie Irving with the top pick in 2011, the Cavaliers have an opportunity to land another future star in 2013. Show More Summary
The 2013 NBA draft lottery is officially in the books, as the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the rights to the first overall draft choice. The question, of course, is complex and nearly impossible to answer definitively. Who are they going...Show More Summary
The NBA Draft in 2013 has officially named it’s No. 1 overall pick recipient, as the Cleveland Cavaliers have stolen the honor for the second time in three years. The Orlando Magic had to best odds to take the No. 1 spot, but Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert sent his son as a representative and it [...]Show More Summary
The Cavaliers beat the odds on Tuesday, becoming only the second team in the lottery era with two No. 1 overall picks in a three-year period. Unfortunately for Cleveland, there doesn't appear to be any prospect as sure a bet as Kyrie...Show More Summary
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards earned lucky bounces of the ping-pong balls in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery. The Cavs moved up to the No. 1 overall selection and the Wizards No. 3. The Cavs had just the third-best odds of winning the No. Show More Summary
While the Cleveland Cavaliers were awarded the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft for the second time in three years on Tuesday, some teams weren't so lucky. While no team dropped significantly, moves by the Cavaliers and Washington Wizards in the lottery definitely shook things up. Show More Summary
Well, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a choice to make. A few of them, actually. The Cavs jumped up two spots in Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery to snag the No. 1 pick. The surprising good luck—thanks, Nick Gilbert!—has Cleveland in a...Show More Summary
The order has been set for the 2013 NBA draft, with the Cleveland Cavaliers again winning the No. 1 overall selection for the second time in just three years. Cleveland came into the lottery only holding the third-best chance of taking the No. Show More Summary
This is the same new beginning for the Cavaliers, even with the coaching change to Mike Brown, which, come to think of it, isn't such a new thing in Cleveland. It's still trying to get back to the playoffs in their post-LeBron James world, still trying to build around rising star Kyrie Irving and still trying to end the waiting to get to the future.
The results of the NBA draft lottery saw a slight change from the initial projections, with the Cleveland Cavaliers moving up to No. 1, the Orlando Magic down to No. 2, the Washington Wizards sneaking up to No. 3, and Charlotte falling to No. Show More Summary