Daily News - May 22, 2014

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Five things I think about the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the lottery – again
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Five things I think about the Cavaliers winning the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft in Tuesday night's lottery:

1. How lucky can one team be? Only one other team has won back-to-back lotteries (Orlando in 1992 and 1993) and no team has had a run like this in the lottery, winning three times in four years. That doesn't count winning in 2003, which landed LeBron James. A weighted lottery is not designed for these kinds of outcomes, in fact it's designed to prevent this, but the Cavs keep overcoming the odds. It has gotten so crazy that fellow reporters were teasing ME about stopping at the Atlantic City casinos on my way out of town. For the record, I did not." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


From a coin flip to lotteries and trades: how the Cavs acquired top pick in NBA Draft six times
Author: Rich Exner
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Cavaliers have won a coin flip, made trades and won lotteries to gain the first pick in the NBA Draft six times since joining the NBA in 1970.

Here's a rundown on how each No. 1 pick was acquired, and the selection made by the Cavs.

1971: The rules at the time called for a coin flip between the worst teams in each conference to determine the top pick (Cleveland and Portland in 1971). The Cavs won the coin flip and selected Notre Dame star Austin Carr. Portland chose Sidney Wicks with the second pick." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Jarrett Jack confident Cleveland Cavaliers will find the right coach
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Jarrett Jack was not watching the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. He got a message from his brother saying the Cavaliers had won -- and giving him partial credit.

"You must be luck,'' Jack said his brother told him. "How many teams have you been with that got the No. 1 pick?'

Jack was in New Orleans when the then-Hornets earned the No. 1 pick in 2012 and used it to draft Anthony Davis." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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