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Cavaliers own 2.8 percent chance at No. 1 pick in draft lottery

16 May 2018

If your favorite NBA team needs a strong guard to come in and play frequently as a rookie, you're in luck, because this year's NBA Draft is absolutely loaded with talented guards.

Philadelphia selected point guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick of last year's draft, but could the 76ers still be in the market for another playmaker at the position?

Jesse's Notebook: The NBA Lottery is just a few days away, and I am excited to get a set draft order out as it will give us a better sense of how the draft might ultimately play out.

The Grizzlies went to the playoffs seven straight seasons before the 2017-18 campaign, and went on to have a 22-60 record, good for second-worst in the National Basketball Association.

And if LeBron isn't on the way this summer for Philadelphia, they would have an incredible asset to throw at the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard. Remember, it was Andrew Wiggins who the Cavaliers dealt to Minnesota in order to bring Kevin Love to Cleveland.

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"The biggest chance of any team having the No. 1 pick next year would be 14 percent instead of 25 like it is this year", Zarren said. Cleveland has the eighth best odds (via Brooklyn).

This pick, wherever it lands, changes the whole dynamic of the Cavs offseason and what they can do. 7 and 10 - but Philadelphia will do backflips if he's available at their pick.

Superstition is all well and good, but once the ping-pong balls are chosen, the next step is deciding who they want to take. The history behind this pick is complicated.

A lot of people would have the Suns at No. 1 on this list and I wouldn't try to tell those people they're wrong.

Oddly enough, he will be there representing the Sixers as the General Manger of the team's G-League franchise the Delaware Blue Coats. For L.A., it does not so they get back to back picks. Detroit Pistons' Luke Kennard and Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox are the other two player representatives.

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As a result, the Cavaliers are three, Atlanta Hawks are two, and the Phoenix Suns are first. The next year, after finishing with the worst record again, the Mavericks again lost the lottery - although they ended up drafting a fantastic consolation prize, Jason Kidd, with the 1994 draft's second selection. If everything works out and they can get a top-three pick, then that initial level of excitement will be blown out the building.

"The Logo" himself (Jerry West) will be on hand for the festivities.

It goes without saying that the Magic could badly use a top-three pick and have a potential star to build around (especially if Gordon leaves).

Notably, there are rumors "little Penny" (Anfernee Hardaway mini doppelganger) may also be in attendance. It will coordinate with Chicago's draft combine that begins Wednesday. Down 1-0 to the Celtics, they absolutely can not lose Game 2 tonight.

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Cavaliers own 2.8 percent chance at No. 1 pick in draft lottery