"We're coming. We're coming back!" That's what Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had to say after he found out his team landed this year's top overall pick.
Thanks to Cleveland's representative at tonight's event, it was one of the most memorable NBA lotteries I can remember. Gilbert's son Nick certainly brought some luck with him.
So now, the official order of the entire NBA Draft is now set. The lottery picks will go as follows:
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
Now that we know who will pick when, it should be a little easier to predict how the draft will go. Of course, at this point, it's still guesswork.
Right now, I see Cleveland taking Kemba Walker with that fourth overall pick. They need a point guard and a winner, and Walker can fill both those needs.
Here is my first post-lottery mock...
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