Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert finally had his prayers answered on May 12, as the Dallas Mavericks finished off LeBron James' Miami Heat in dominant fashion.
In a “what the hell was Donald Sterling thinking? Oh, right, it's Donald Sterling” move, the Cavs committed highway robbery on the LA Clippers, sending Mo Williams and Jamario Moon to LA for Baron Davis and the Clippers' first-round pick, and justifiably coming away with the No. 1 pick of the 2011 draft.
With their name contending for two spots in the lottery, the Cavs also landed the fourth pick, giving America's most sympathetic franchise a chance at building toward redemption.
Though this year's draft doesn't offer the kind of firepower that we are sometimes accustomed to seeing, what should be a first pick shoe-in will surely be accompanied by some wild-card potential at the four-spot.