The Cavaliers, who will also pick fourth in the draft, obtained the draft pick that turned into the number one pick overall in a midseason trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. After a tumultous season, Cleveland will now have an opportunity to fill the void left after Lebron James' departure to the Miami Heat.
After finishing 27-55 for the second consecutive season, the Detroit Pistons will select eighth overall in the upcoming draft. The Pistons held the seventh spot in the lottery and had a 4.3% chance of earning the top pick. Last season, the Pistons held the seventh overall selection in the draft, selecting Georgetown forward Greg Monroe. Monroe, one of the few bright spots on an otherwise dismal season, represented the Pistons at the lottery where the team hoped to jump into one of the top three slots.
The Pistons, with new owner Tom Gores, look to turn around a once proud franchise seemingly stuck in neutral. Building on last year's draft will be crucial for a team hoping to get back to playoff form.