Cleveland’s LeBron makeup karma continues. The Cavaliers have won the NBA Draft Lottery. They will pick first for the second-straight year and the third time in four years. Perhaps that job looks a bit more attractive to coaches? Let’s throw a LeBron free agent return scenario in there with Izzo as a cherry, because why not. NBA Championship Status: imminent.
The Milwaukee Bucks, coming off the worst record in the league, will pick second. The Philadelphia 76ers will pick third. The choices should be Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker in some order.
Tough break for the media. The Celtics and Lakers missed out. So did the Knicks, who would have conceded that pick to the Denver Nuggets. The Pistons lost their pick to Charlotte. Good thing they freed up that cap room to sign Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings.
Here is the full order…
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 (from DET)
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from NO)
11. Denver Nuggets
12. Orlando Magic (from DEN)
13. Minnesota Timberwolves
14. Phoenix Suns
Breakout star of the lottery, Mallory Edens, does have a twitter account. Insert your conspiracy theories below.
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