(NEW YORK) — For the second time in three seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA Draft Lottery.
The Cav’s had a 15.6% chance of winning the lottery, the third best of any team. The Orlando Magic had the best chance and ended up with the second pick.
This is the fourth time since 1985 the Cavaliers have won the lottery, the most of any team in the NBA.
It’s been three seasons since the Cavaliers lost superstar LeBron James to the Miami Heat. Since then it’s been a rebuilding process, one that Gilbert hopes is over after this draft.
“We were hoping, regardless of what pick we got, that this would be our last lottery,” Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said. “We thought originally, after everything had to be reset, that it would be a three-year process. You never know. It could be two or it could be four. But we thought three years. With the No. 1 pick this year, and we also have No. 19, we think this will be the last Lottery for a while.”
The projected number one pick in the 2013 draft is Kentucky center Nerlens Noel.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire