The Cavaliers got some luck in the NBA lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in this year's Draft.
The Magic, who had the best odds at landing No. 1, fell to No. 2, with the Wizards moving all the way up to the No. 3 pick despite having the eighth best odds of doing so. The rest of the first round is as follows: 4. Charlotte, 5. Phoenix, 6. New Orleans Pelicans, 7. Kings, 8. Pistons, 9. Timberwolves, 10. Trail Blazers, 11. Sixers, 12. Thunder (via Toronto), 13. Mavericks, 14. Jazz. Nerlens Noels is a favorite to be the No. 1 pick and would fit in with the Cavaliers, while Kansas SG Ben McLeMore is also a possibility to be taken with the No. 1 pick. The Rotoworld NBA Mock Draft will be published early on Wednesday.
Michael Jordan announced at a press conference on Tuesday that the Bobcats have filed the necessary paper work to become the Hornets starting with the 2014-15 NBA season.
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Jordan is catching some heat for not "dressing up" for the press conference, as well as for a lack of former Hornets in attendance. But the good news is that Charlotte is getting its original name back, which is what the fans wanted. That was made possible by the fact the New Orleans Hornets will now be known as the Pelicans, and Jordan can only hope that the name change will bring the Charlotte franchise some much needed mojo going forward.
Bradley Beal is scheduled for another X-ray on his right fibula next week.
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He's still not cleared for physical activity and it's taking him much longer to recover from the stress fracture in his right leg than was anticipated. We should have an update next week, after the X-rays are taken.