2014 NBA Draft Lottery: While the best teams are still battling out for glory this season the worst in the league had a contest of their own Tuesday night.
It didn’t take any skill–which is good since the teams involved were all lacking in talent last season. It was to see who would have the opportunity to add some to their roster when the NBA Draft is held on June 26–the NBA Draft Lottery.
The 14 teams that did not make the post season are involved with the worst teams given the best chance. The top three picks are chosen via the lottery with the remaining picks in inverse order of their win-loss records.
And the lucky winner of the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is (drum roll please)…..the Cleveland Cavaliers! Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers–again.
The Cavaliers had the No. pick last year and surprised the world when they took Anthony Bennett out of UNLV. Cleveland also had the No. 1 pick in 2011 when they took Kyrie Irving out of Duke.
Milwaukee had the best chance, but ended up with the No. 2 pick and Philadelphia won the No. 3 pick.
The order in the first round is as follows:
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Orlando Magic
5. Utah Jazz
6. Boston Celtics
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. Sacramento Kings
9. Charlotte Hornets
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Denver Nuggets
12. Orlando Magic
13. Minnesota Timberwolves
14. Phoenix Suns
15. Atlanta Hawks
16. Chicago Bulls (From Charlotte)
17. Boston Celtics (From Brooklyn)
18. Phoenix Suns (From Washington)
19. Chicago Bulls
20. Toronto Raptors
21. Oklahoma City Thunder (From Dallas via Houston and L.A. Lakers)
22. Memphis Grizzlies
23. Utah Jazz (From Golden State)
24. Charlotte Hornets (From Portland)
25. Houston Rockets
26. Miami Heat
27. Phoenix Suns (From Indiana)
28. Los Angeles Clippers
29. Oklahoma City Thunder
30. San Antonio Spurs