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Cavaliers Draft Lottery History

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Draft Lottery

As the Cavaliers prepare for the upcoming 2013 Draft Lottery, below is a look back at the Wine and Gold's previous lottery experiences, including their pre-lottery draft position (based on the previous season's record), eventual draft position and draft selection:

Year Pre-Lottery Postition Drafted Selected
1986 2 1 Brad Daugherty*
1987 1 7 Kevin Johnson
1991 11 11 Terrell Brandon
1996 N/A 12 Vitaly Potapenko**
1997 13 13 Derek Anderson
1999 7 8 Andre Miller***
1999 10 11 Trajan Langdon
2000  8 8 Jamal Crawford#
2001 7 8 DeSagana Diop
2002 6 6 Dajuan Wagner
2003 1 1 LeBron James
2004 9 10 Luke Jackson
2005 13 13 Pick traded to Charlotte via Phoenix
2011 8 1 Kyrie Irving##
2011 2 4 Tristan Thompson
2012 3 4 Dion Waiters
2013 3 1 TBD

* (from Los Angeles Clippers via Philadelphia 76ers)
** (from Washington Bullets)
*** (from Boston Celtics)
# (traded to Chicago Bulls for Chris Mihm)
## (Los Angeles Clippers pick acquired via a February 2011 trade that sent guard Mo Williams and forward Jamario Moon to Los Angeles in exchange for guard Baron Davis and the Clippers first round pick)