Daily News - May 21, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers move up to No. 1 in NBA lottery
Author: By Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"NEW YORK -- Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin admitted he had to gather himself when the Cavaliers didn't show up in the No. 9 spot as the NBA Draft order was unveiled during the lottery here Tuesday night.

But he'd fully recovered by the time he met with reporters after the Cavs won the NBA Draft Lottery for the second year in a row, the third time in four years and the fourth time overall.

"So, wow, that was fun,'' Griffin said after the Cavs, with a 1.7 percent chance of winning, joined the Orlando Magic as the only back-to-back winners in the 30 years of the lottery.

But it didn't take him long to get down to business about what he wants to do with the pick." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Creighton's Doug McDermott still hopes to work out for Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: By Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"NEW YORK -- Creighton sharpshooter Doug McDermott had no sooner arrived here for tonight's NBA Draft Lottery 2014 than he was whisked away for an autograph session at Modell's sporting goods store just off Times Square.

A steady stream of fans asked for signatures or pictures from McDermott, one of seven draft hopefuls brought in for tonight's lottery, joining Kansas teammates Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, Arizona's Aaron Gordon, Indiana's Noah Vonleh and Syracuse's Tyler Ennis.

Given his shooting prowess, and the Cavaliers' intention to improve that part of their team, it's possible McDermott is someone they're looking at if they don't improve their No. 9 standing in tonight's lottery." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

An absolute shocker puts the Cleveland Cavaliers in great position to finally leave lottery land: Terry Pluto
Author: By Terry Pluto
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers will be drafting No. 1...again.

Again! Again! Again!

Can you believe that? For the third time in four years, the Cavs have the top pick in the NBA Draft. And they had a 1.7 percent chance of that happening.

It was not supposed to happen.

But it did.

In fact, they have been so lucky in the few lotteries. Here's an idea on how to figure out who they should take with the No. 1 pick. The top three players are said to be Duke's Jabarai Parker, along with Kansas products Joel Embid and Andrew Wiggins." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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