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Cleveland Cavaliers Win No. 1 Pick In 2011 NBA Draft At Lottery; Kyrie Irving Expected To Be Top Choice

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery, and with it the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, to be held June 23. The Cavaliers acquired the pick in a midseason trade with the Los Angeles Clippers that sent Baron Davis to Cleveland for a package led by Mo Williams. Kyrie Irving is projected to be the top pick, and he'll surely fit well on a star-starved roster. The Clippers had the eighth-worst record in the NBA during the regular season, giving the Cavs a 2.8 percent chance to take the top pick with the Clips' selection.

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the No. 2 pick in the draft after finishing this season with the worst record in the league. Derrick Williams, a swing forward, seems like a top option, though Minnesota could look for a center like Enes Kanter or Jonas Valanciunas.

The Utah Jazz won the No. 3 pick. This is where the draft should get very interesting, with any number of prospects from the college ranks and overseas in play. UConn guard Kemba Walker, Turkish center Kanter, Lithuanian center Valanciunas and Czech forward Jan Vesely have been mentioned in this spot, and players like Kentucky guard Brandon Knight and Congan forward Bismack Biyombo could jump up.

For more on the Cavaliers, visit Fear The Sword and SB Nation Cleveland. Be sure to follow our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage of the annual affair.