Cleveland Cavaliers: Nick Gilbert Delivers with NBA Draft Lottery No. 1 Pick
Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery Winners
LeBron James may be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals but the city of Cleveland have reason to be optimistic about the Cavalier's fortunes going forward.
Young 14-year-old Nick Gilbert must have been the good luck charm because his appearance at the lottery resulted in the No. 1 overall pick.
Originally, the pick belonged to the Los Angeles Clippers which was acquired by the Cavs in a midseason deal that sent out Mo Williams and also netted them Baron Davis. The pick only had a 2.8 percent chance of winning the lottery but luck was definitely on their side tonight.
The win puts the Cavaliers in a position to pick up Kyrie Irving, the top point guard prospect in the draft. In a league where point guards can immediately put a team back on the track to winning, the opportunity to add Irving could finally turn around the fortunes of a franchise that lost a record 26-game losing streak last year.
Forget about LeBron James, he may have left them high and dry last season. But don't be surprised to see the Cavs contending much sooner than later.
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