One season after losing LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have the first and fourth picks in the NBA draft on June 23.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will pick second and the Utah Jazz third. The draft order was determined Tuesday by lottery among the 14 teams with the most losses this past season. The draw was weighted to favor the teams with the worst records.
Cleveland and Utah got two places in the lottery through trades. The last time the Cavaliers had the first pick, in 2003, they used it to select James from nearby Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.
The complete 2011 first-round draft order:
11. Golden State
17. New York
24. Oklahoma City
27. New Jersey
29. San Antonio