CLEVELAND, Ohio — For the second time in three years, the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday won the NBA draft lottery and will now pick number one in the June 27 draft.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert led a contingent, which featured his son, Nick, who was on stage in the Disney studios in New York City. Nick brought the luck again.
Cleveland landed the pick and now can figure out which talented young player may be worthy of the top choice.
Most draft experts feel Nerlens Noel, the rangy 6 foot, 11 inch big man from Kentucky, may be the top choice. He was shown on television watching the proceedings with his mom.
Cleveland can also entertain offers from other teams that may want to move up into the top spot.
Nick Gilbert said right after the announcement was made, “I just had a feeling.” He then went on to say that the top choice will be something that will push the team into the playoffs next season.
The Orlando Magic got the second pick. Even if the odds were not in the Cavs favor, the worst they could have chosen was number six. They only had a 15 percent chance to land the top choice, but on this Tuesday night, the odds were in their favor.