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NBA Draft Order: Cleveland Cavaliers Get No. 1 Pick In Draft Lottery

The Cleveland Cavaliers had to suffer a miserable 2010-2011 season after LeBron James left for the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers were rewarded Tuesday night, though, earning the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by winning the annual NBA Draft Lottery. The Cavaliers also own the fourth overall selection.

The New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets were not part of the Draft Lottery, though the Nets had to be interested bystanders. The Nets had sent the Utah Jazz their No. 1 pick in the trade that netted New Jersey Deron Williams. The Jazz came out of the lottery with the third overall pick.

The Knicks have the 17th pick in the first round. The Nets have the 27th pick, which they acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers.

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers (via Los Angeles Clippers)
  2. Minnesota Timberwolves
  3. Utah Jazz (via New Jersey Nets)
  4. Cleveland Cavaliers
  5. Toronto Raptors
  6. Washington Wizards
  7. Sacramento Kings
  8. Detroit Pistons
  9. Charlotte Bobcats
  10. Milwaukee Bucks
  11. Golden State Warriors
  12. Utah Jazz
  13. Phoenix Suns
  14. Houston Rockets
  15. Indiana Pacers
  16. Philadelphia 76ers
  17. New York Knicks
  18. Washington Wizards (from Atlanta Hawks)
  19. Charlotte Bobcats (from New Orleans Hornets)
  20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Memphis Grizzlies)
  21. Portland Trail Blazers
  22. Denver Nuggets
  23. Houston Rockets (from Orlando Magic)
  24. Oklahoma City Thunder
  25. Boston Celtics
  26. Dallas Mavericks
  27. New Jersey Nets (from Los Angeles Lakers)
  28. Chicago Bulls (from Miami Heat)
  29. San Antonio Spurs
  30. Chicago Bulls

-- See SB Nation's complete Draft Lottery coverage. See Fear The Sword to join Cavaliers' fans as they celebrate getting the top pick.