Cohen 8-Ball: If There Were No Draft Lottery

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Josh Cohen’s Analysis (Jan. 26, 2014): Both Cleveland and Denver each had a 22.5 percent chance of securing the No. 1 pick in 2003. The Cavs won the sweepstakes, while the Nuggets slipped down to No. 3. Since Detroit, which chose second, opted for Darko Milicic, Denver didn’t suffer too much by landing Carmelo Anthony.

It’s somewhat satirical that LeBron and Melo eventually deserted their original teams.

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