Cleveland Cavaliers Beat Slim Odds to Win NBA Draft Lottery 3 of Past 4 Years

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIMay 20, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, left, and minority owner Jeff Cohen celebrate after the Cavaliers won the top pick in the the NBA basketball draft lottery in New York, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. It's the third time in four years the Cavs will be atop the draft after moving up from the ninth spot. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have now had the No. 1 overall pick in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and looking at their lottery odds over the past four years, it was incredibly unlikely.

Looking at their odds to get the top pick in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and to not get the pick in 2012, the Cavaliers had about a 0.046 percent chance of winning three of these past four years.

NBA Draft Lottery Odds for Cavaliers
YearOdds
201119.9%
201213.8%
201315.6%
20141.7%

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