The draft lottery has been great to the Cleveland Cavaliers -- they got LeBron James out of it one year, Kyrie Irving in another, and now they've got the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. There's no true standout star from this class (although a healthy Nerlens Noel might qualify), leading to speculation that the Cavs might end up trading the pick -- a move that hasn't been made in 20 years. The Cavs have three other picks in this draft and a lot of cap space, but the lure of picking first might be too strong for them to resist, given how well it's worked for them in the past.

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Best pick?

There's no LeBron James in this draft, but the available players all seem solid and professional -- not lightning in a bottle, exactly, but better than some No. 1 picks we could name.

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Which of these players would be the best choice for the Cavaliers to take with the first pick of the NBA draft?

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Big Two?

Nerlens Noel is currently rehabbing, but if he ends up recovering fully, he and Kyrie Irving could form the core of a pretty good team.

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Would the Cavaliers be championship contenders with a core of Kyrie Irving and a healthy Nerlens Noel?

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A reasonable system?

The Magic didn't get the first pick despite having the worst record in the league. The top pick hasn't gone to the worst team since 2004 -- which, oddly enough, just happened to be the Magic.

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Should the worst team in the NBA automatically get the No. 1 pick in the draft, instead of a higher chance at it under the current lottery system?

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