Cohen 8-Ball: If There Were No Draft Lottery

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Josh Cohen’s Analysis (Jan. 26, 2014): It was a huge relief for the Cavaliers organization after landing the No. 1 pick and snagging Kyrie Irving in 2011. Remember, just one year prior, LeBron James bolted for South Beach and it appeared everything was crumbling in Cleveland.

But now, the future is bright again for the Cavs and Irving may ultimately transform into a top five talent in the NBA. But without a draft lottery, Cleveland wouldn’t be so fortunate. Who would?


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