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Cleveland Cavaliers Win the NBA Draft Lottery

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Drafts, NBA, News,

Could Kyrie Irving go first overall in the upcoming NBA Draft and head to the Cleveland CavaliersAfter getting done dirty by LeBron James last offseason and winning only 19 games in the Post-Bron Era, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the odds and won the NBA Draft Lottery and, if you believe the multitude of mock drafts out there, the rights to point guard Kyrie Irving. Oddly enough, the Cavaliers, coming in with the second-best chance to win (19.9%) with their own pick, actually won with the Los Angeles Clippers (2.8%) draft pick. The Cavs acquired this pick with the trade of Mo Williams to the Los Angeles Clippers for Baron Davis. This immediately brings up two questions - why didn't the Clippers protect the pick and why didn't the Clippers protect the pick?

 

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Magic Coach Brian Hill Fired

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Editorial, Front Office, NBA,

Brian Hill
After being swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs the Orlando Magic has fired their head coach Brian Hill. One of Hill’s flaws were not utilizing the talents of former Detroit Piston Darko Milicic, and JJ Redick who was the 11th pick in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft. It was heavily rumored that Hill had been fired, but those rumors were confirmed as fact today from an official of the club. The Magic had gone 40-42 this season, and over the course of Hill’s coaching career he’s had 298 wins and 315 losses.

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Julian Wright To Enter NBA Draft

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, NBA, NCAA, College Baseball, News,

Julian WrightMuch to the chagrin of Kansas head coach Bill Self, forward Julian Wright made the decision Monday to enter the NBA draft, and skip his last two college basketball years. Julian Wright insists that money was not a factor in his decision.

““Money has never been my motivation, It’s not my family’s (motivation). Mostly, just playing and feeling like I’m able to advance my game to the next level. It’s not about the money. I’m just happy and grateful to have the opportunity.”

The former McDonalds all American did not hire an agent, so he would be eligible to return to Kansas before the draft. He’s known for having superior athleticism for a player of his size (6’8 inches tall, 225 pounds). He’s played numerous positions for Kansas, including point guard, small forward, and power forward. Wright’s announcement of entering the NBA draft was fairly unexpected, as he stated numerous times that he wouldn’t enter the NBA draft no matter his performance during his sophomore season.

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