2011 NBA Draft Lottery Complete Results

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The 2011 NBA Draft Lottery aired Tuesday night on ESPN and with it came a few shakeups. The Utah Jazz, represented by General Manager Kevin O’Connor, secured the third overall selection thanks to the New Jersey Nets, who traded a 2011 first round pick to the Jazz as part of the Deron Williams/Devin Harris trade.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, who had a season to forget after losing LeBron James in free agency, will now have a chance to rebuild after securing the first and fourth overall selections. Nick Gilbert, son of owner Dan Gilbert, represented the Cavaliers at the lottery and was the good luck charm the Cavs desperately needed.

Cleveland also owes a big thank you to the Los Angeles Clippers organization, who traded a 2011 first round pick to the Cavs as part of the Mo Williams/Baron Davis trade, which ultimately landed them the first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. The Clippers pick had a 2.8 percent chance of winning the lottery.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, who had the worst record in the NBA during the 2010-11 season and the best chance to land the number one overall selection (25 percent), fell to the number two spot. The NBA team with the worst record has only won the first pick in the lottery four times (three since the weighted system began in 1990).

The top 14 picks of the 2011 NBA Draft are as follows:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Minnesota Timberwolves
3. Utah Jazz
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