Jan 20, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert (left), managing partner Nate Forbes (center) and vice chairman Jeff Cohen watch a game between the Cavaliers and the Dallas Mavericks at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers Win The NBA Lottery


For the second consecutive season, and the third time in the past four years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA Draft lottery.

Meaning the Cavaliers control the rights to the first overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft.

The Cavaliers had a 1.7 chance of being selected as the first overall selection and defied the odds once again.

“It seems surreal,” Cavs vice chairman Jeff Cohen said. “This is three out of four years, and we had a 1.7 percent chance of coming up with the first pick and we pulled it off again.”-Jeff Cohen, ESPN Chicago

With their most recent first overall selections, the Cavaliers took Kyrie Irving in 2011 and Anthony Bennett in 2013.

Of course, there is some sense of irony that the Cavaliers have had three first overall selections since 2010. Lebron James notoriously left the Cavaliers in 2010, and the year after is when the Cavaliers selected Irving.

Now with the first overall selection in the 2014 draft, the Cavaliers have a bevy of options from a draft class that is believed to believed to be the deepest since 2003. You know, the one that had James in it.

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