The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery will take place at 8:30 p.m. ET and air on ESPN on Thursday night. The 14 teams who will be in the field are a mix of those left out of the NBA bubble in Orlando and those sent home early. The format for the draft lottery is much different this year. Teams at the top have a more even shot at landing the first overall pick. Let’s take a look at the Cleveland Cavaliers odds to land the No. 1 pick. We’ll update this with results after the lottery, plus analysis on who the team should think of drafting.
Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Draft Lottery Odds, Results
The Cavaliers have a 14% chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft after finishing with the second-worst record in the NBA at 19-46 this season. The Cavaliers are +500 on DraftKings Sportsbook to win the No. 1 overall pick.
Who should the Cavaliers pick at No. 5 overall in the Draft?
The Cavaliers dropped out of the top 3 and down to No. 5 overall. It’s not a great scenario, but the Cavs should still be able to grab a pretty solid young piece. Cleveland doesn’t really need to add a guard with Collin Sexton and Darius Garland on the roster. So going with a wing or big man makes sense. Onyeka Okungwu would be a solid fit as a 3-4 hybrid. Tyrese Haliburton could also make sense here if the Cavs want to play him at the 2 or 3.