2012 NBA Draft Lottery Results: Cleveland Cavaliers Land 4th Overall Pick
Heading into the lottery the Cavs were projected to have the third overall pick, and had a 13.8 percent chance at wining the lottery.
Last year the Cavs famously had their projected eighth overall pick from the Los Angeles Clippers end up falling first overall and had their own projected first overall pick fall to fourth.
Now the real intrigue begins.
Most mock drafts seem to have the Cavaliers selecting Florida guard Bradley Beal or Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the third overall pick, so what could change now that they've moved back to fourth?
As it stands, possibly nothing.
The Hornets will take Anthony Davis first overall, and you can put it in stone. Who the Charlotte Bobcats take is up in the air at this point, as they have likely spent the last few months drooling over the likelihood of landing Davis.
The smart bet would be Thomas Robinson. He was the second best player in all of college basketball last season next to Davis, and put up 18 points and 17 rebounds against Kentucky in the National Championship game.
Who should the Cavs draft if available?
Simply put, he's a man who could carry a franchise, just what Charlotte needs.
Washington will then likely select between Beal and Kidd-Gilchrist, both players who fit areas of need for them, leaving the Cavs with whoever the Wizards choose to pass on.
UNC forward Harrison Barnes also remains an attractive option; he's shown to be a tremendous player when placed with a good point guard, but not so great without one around.
Overall, the Cavs didn't land as high as they were projected too, but Cleveland fans shouldn't be too discouraged.
Picking between Beal, MKG and Barnes as a running mate for Kyrie Irving?
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