Cavs get top pick
posted May 21 2013, 10:49PM
posted in NBA, News

The Cleveland Cavaliers struck gold again with Nick Gilbert at the helm.

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2013 NBA draft lottery for the second time in three years.

The Cavaliers who were represented by owner Dan Gilbert's son, Nick, defied the odds once again. The Cavaliers went into the night with a 15.6 percent chance of winning the lottery.

Securing the top pick is huge for a Cavaliers team who is not only very young, but loaded with talent.

The Cavaliers will likely choose between Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel, Kansas swingman Ben McLemore (IBN thinks they go McLemore), Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. and UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the draft's top pick. In addition to the top pick, the Cavs will have approximately $35 million of cap space free to make some noise in free agency.

The top five picks in June's draft will be Cleveland at No. 1, followed by the Orlando Magic, then the Washington Wizards come in at No. 3, the Charlotte Bobcats (soon-to-be Hornets) at No. 4 and the Phoenix Suns round out the top 5.

The draft will be held on June 27 in New York.

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