The bow ties may not have been present but the luck did not run out. Having selected in the top four in each of the last three NBA Drafts, the Cleveland Cavaliers will, once again, have the first pick heading into the 2014 edition. Finishing the 2013-14 season with 33 wins, the Cavs had a 1.7 percent chance of landing the first-overall selection and somehow defied all the odds once again.
Antithetical to each of the last few NBA Drafts, the 2014 version is widely considered to be very deep throughout much of the first round. The Cavs were linked to several wing players such as Creighton’s Doug McDermott and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, but will now have their shot at players like Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid, or Duke’s Jabari Parker. They are also believed to be in the mix to be one of several teams who could trade their first-round pick this season in attempt to land a more proven veteran who fits the mold of what general manager David Griffin—who represented the team in Secaucus, New Jersey—is looking for as he builds his team going forward.