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Cavaliers Get No. 1 Pick In NBA Draft For Second Time In Three Years

Posted by Craig Parsons on 5/23/2013 7:26:02 PM

The NBA Draft lottery is unlike any other time on the annual basketball calendar, with the chance for the teams that finished outside of the postseason to begin all over again with a renewed sense of  sports betting optimism. There were three particularly important things that happened at this year’s NBA Draft lottery, including the Orlando Magic missing out on top spot and the Washington Wizards making a significant leap in to the top-three from their projected spot at No. 8. However, the most important thing that happened at the NBA Draft lottery was that the Cleveland Cavaliers moved up to No. 1, and will now have the top pick in the NBA Draft for the second time in three years.

The Cavaliers used the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft to select Kyrie Irving, and he automatically became the franchise player. Irving won NBA Rookie of the Year honors that season, and while he was in and out of the lineup last year, the team was able to build a strong foundation. Anderson Varejao led the NBA in rebounds before he suffered a season-ending injury, but both he and Irving are expected to be healthy come training camp. Daniel Gibson had a strong rookie season a year ago, while Tristan Thompson got a lot of work down low with Varejao out. The Cavaliers now have the chance to add another key piece, and with the emergence of Irving and Varejao, there are those that believe Lebron James could decide to return to Cleveland for the chance to win a title with a much stronger nucleus in two online sportsbook seasons.

While Cavaliers’ fans celebrated the chance to move up in the NBA Draft, fans of the Magic had to deal with moving down to No. 2. This draft class isn’t particularly top-heavy though, so while Orlando may have had interest in Nerlens Noel at the top of their board and might still, it isn’t like they are missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime prospect. Meanwhile, the Wizards were the biggest winners in terms of overall lottery movement, as they went from being projected to pick eighth to winning the third-overall pick behind Cleveland and Orlando. Washington led by a former runner up to the Rookie of the Year in point guard John Wall, and the addition of another top-three pick should bolster an already improved Wizards’ lineup.

The draft positioning is always crucial in the line-up of online sports betting events that led up to an actual NBA Draft, but it is now up to these teams to capitalize on the opportunities they have been granted. The Wizards were the biggest riser on the day, but the Cavaliers won the first-overall pick in the draft and that makes them the big winners from the lottery. The Magic meanwhile now have to deal with picking second instead of first, but while that is an important drop, it isn’t like they are about to miss out on a can-t-miss surefire pick at No. 1 in a draft class that is relatively thin at the top.

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