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2011 NBA Draft Lottery Results: Cavaliers Get First Overall Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers had themselves a rough 2010-2011 season after the loss of LeBron James, but were all smiles this evening at the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery. They used their terrible record and trade with the Los Angeles Clippers to earn themselves the number one overall pick in this year’s draft.

With the Baron Davis trade the Cavs also got the Clips lottery slot, and have two of the top five picks in this year’s lottery at fourth overall as well. Now Dan Gilbert and the rest of the Cleveland braintrust will have to decide the best course of action with this year’s first overall pick, and then again for the fourth.

Depending on who you ask, Duke’s Kyrie Irving and Arizona’s Derrick Williams are favorites atop many a NBA mock draft. The Cavs could have good use with a talent upgrade in almost any regard with their roster, so they wil have a lot of internal debates about which direction to go. They could always take both…

Lottery Selections:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Minnesota Timberwolves
3. Utah Jazz
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Toronto Raptors
6. Washington Wizards
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Charlotte Bobcats
10. Milwaukee Bucks
11. Golden State Warriors
12. Utah Jazz
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Houston Rockets

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