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2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

Posted on: May 17, 2011 8:27 pm
Edited on: May 17, 2011 9:09 pm
 
Cleveland Cavaliers win No.1 overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft. Utah Jazz move up to No. 3. 

Posted by Matt Moore



The Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2011 NBA lottery, giving them a chance to move forward. The Minnesota Timberwolves managed not to fall out of the top three, landing at No.2, while the Utah Jazz jumped up to the No.3 spot. So two teams that lost their superstar in the past 12 months get a chance to start over in a top-heavy, shallow draft. The big losers are the Raptors, Wizards, and Kings who drop down significantly. 

The question has to start right now, where is Baron Davis going to play next year? Kyrie Irving is the consensus No.1 overall pick, and the piece to build around for the Cavs. Meanwhile, the Wolves have a big man cluster to deal with, as Derrick Williams will be on the board for a team with Kevin Love, Darko Milicic, and Wes Johnson brought in in the past two years. 

Lots of questions. We'll have an updated mock draft soon on CBSSports.com.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Minnesota Timberwolves
3. Utah Jazz
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Toronto Raptors
6. Washington Wizards
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Charlotte Bobcats
10. Milwaukee Bucks
11. Golden State Warriors
12. Utah Jazz
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Houston Rockets
15. Indiana Pacers
16. Philadelphia 76ers
17. New York Knicks
18. Washington Wizards
19. Charlotte Bobcats
20. Minnesota Timberwolves
21. Portland Trail Blazers
22. Denver Nuggets
23. Houston Rockets
24. Oklahoma City Thunder
25. Boston Celtics
26. Dallas Mavericks
27. New Jersey Nets
28. Chicago Bulls
29. San Antonio Spurs
30. Chicago Bulls
Comments

Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 8:58 am
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

This draft may not be very deep, but there are a few players that I believe will be excellent NBA players.  Draft wisely Cavs!  I'd pick Williams 1st and with the 4th pick there's two guys out of Kentucky that are extremely good 6'-4" Brandon Knight (Point Guard) and 6'-11" Ernes Kanter (Center).  Knight is deadly from the 3-point line and quick, plus he's a straight "A" student.  Kanter is a rebounding / scoring machine. 



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 11:12 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

Some of you are truly idiots. So the NBA needs Cle to be good so it rigged the lottery for All-time legendary savior Kyrie Irving??? Makes so much sense. 

Why did Washington win it last year? For Obama?

The Clippers won  Blake Griffin sweepstakes!

The Portland Blazers won the right to get Oden or Durant!

Knicks in the lottery 6 years in a row and they never came close to winning.

Warriors in the lottery 16 of 17 years and they won it once - when consensus #1 was Joe Smith!!! 

 



Since: May 9, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:50 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

This 2011 NBA Draft is nothing to be excited about in my opinion.  There are no clear cut superstars here including Kyrie Irving, I think he'll be good but superstar will take time to tell-If your the Cavs you absolutely take Irving to revitalize your fanbase and more importantly get some positive media attention back in Cleveland.  They also have the #4 pick which they should use to acquire a running mate for Kyrie.



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:47 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

As soon as I saw Dan Gilbert's son I knew the 1st pick was going to Cleveland. NBA loves the feel good stories. And they get the 4th pick? Its official Minnesota is a cursed franchise. T Wolves always seem to be in the lottery and have never won the lottery. 8 times they have dropped in the lottery. Even my Toronto Craptors have won a lottery. Just remember everybody there are no corrupt referees and the lottery is never rigged.  



Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:38 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

morons,it's not rigged.no magic bullits,just a little luck went cavs. way.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:04 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

It's not just Lebron that Cleveland lost.  Pretty much their entire starting lineup from last year is gone.  Z, Shaq, Mo Williams, Andy was injured...  All of those guys had major roles for Cleveland last year. 



Since: Nov 11, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:29 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

Or LeBron is just that good and now his supporting cast is exposed.  The Lakers are still in playoff contention without Kobe.  Cleveland is the worst team in the league without LeBron.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:18 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

The best part about getting the 1st is its the Clippers pick and not our own pick. GO CAVS!!



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:09 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

The lottery is so rigged



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2011 9:05 pm
 

2011 NBA Draft Lottery: Cavs get top pick

Between the rigged lottery and the terrible to crooked officials, the NBA seems to run, not walk, towards being the next WWE.  David Stern is the bringer of slow deaths


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