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Cavs win the lottery, but may pass on No. 1 pick
In a weak draft, the Cavs may do something that hasn't been done in 20 years -- trade their top pick 

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will have the No. 1 pick in next month’s NBA draft, but it’s no guarantee they’ll use it to take a top prospect. The Cavs won the draft lottery on Tuesday for the second time in three years. In 2011, they drafted Kyrie Irving who went on to be Rookie of the Year. But league executives say this year’s draft is weak.

The projected top pick is Kentucky’s 6'11" Nerlens Noel. But he’s currently recovering from a torn ACL that will cause him to miss the start of the season. So, WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the Cavs may pass on him.

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“Sometimes when you get the number one pick, it’s a franchise-changing stroke of luck in the lottery – this was not. So my guess is, they’re gonna see if there’s some veteran players, that they can probably get in a trade, and just somebody that wants Noel, and if not, they’ll take him. But you’re going to hear a ton of trade rumors between now and the end of June,” Pluto said. 

It's been 20 years since the number one overall pick in the NBA draft was traded. Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant said after the lottery that the team will look at all its options.

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