2014 NBA Draft Lottery Results
The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery took place on May 20th, 2014, and the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to win the overall #1 Draft Lottery pick for the second consecutive year and fourth time in the past 11 years (2003, 2011, 2013). Despite only a 1.7% shot at winning the #1 pick for this year’s draft, the Cavs were able to earn the pick in the 2014 NBA Draft lottery results beating out both the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers for the pick. The odds were favored with the #2 and #3 picks, with the Milwaukee Bucks and 76ers earning those picks respectfully.
What Player will Get Picked First in the 2014 NBA Draft?
Well, this is a healthy topic to debate. Up until just recently, it seemed as though Joel Embiid would be taken with the first overall pick by the Cavs. With the amount of time that he is going to be out of action with his foot injury, it appears as though the Cavs may very well draft Andrew Wiggins with the number 1 pick. Things could still change again; however, so we will all just have to wait and see how the Cavs front office manages the injury front with who they take to kick off the draft. A slight third possibility is that Cleveland drafts Jabari Parker; however, most believe that Wiggins’ game would be a better fit playing alongside Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving. The next tier of players in the draft appear to be Aussie guard Dante Exum, Kentucky PF Julius Randle, and OK State point guard, Marcus Smart with Embiid being assessed as dropping no lower than the Lakers in the seven slot in the draft.
2014 NBA Draft Lottery Order Results
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Orlando Magic
5. Utah Jazz
6. Boston Celtics
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. Sacramento Kings
9. Charlotte Hornets
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Denver Nuggets
12. Orlando Magic
13. Minnesota Timberwolves
14. Phoenix Suns
Who Got Picked First in Past NBA Drafts? (Past 10+ years)
In the event you want to see which players were picked first in the past 10 + years of the NBA draft, we have included all of the number one picks of the draft starting with LeBron James (or the “Post LeBron” NBA world for those Heat fans out there).
Year / Player / NBA Team / College Team
2013 Anthony Bennett Cleveland UNLV
2012 Anthony Davis New Orleans Kentucky
2011 Kyrie Irving Cleveland Duke
2010 John Wall Washington Kentucky
2009 Blake Griffin Oklahoma LA Clippers
2008 Derrick Rose Chicago Memphis
2007 Greg Oden Portland Ohio State
2006 Andrea Bargnani Toronto Italy
2005 Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Utah
2004 Dwight Howard Orlando SW Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)
2003 LeBron James Cleveland St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH)