CLEVELAND — Thursday could be a very big night for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Wine and Gold are among the teams with the very best odds to win the NBA Draft Lottery, which will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lottery will begin at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
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The Cavs are hosting a virtual Draft Lottery Watch Party, with television announcers John Michael and Austin Carr anchoring coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature special guests Mark Price, Campy Russell, Jim Chones, and more.
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The Cavaliers, along with the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves, have a 14% chance to win this year's NBA Draft Lottery.
Former Cavalier great Brad Daugherty will be representing the Wine and Gold for the evening. Most teams are typically represented by a member of the franchise, a former player or even a family member.
Daugherty, 54, a five-time NBA All-Star was selected first overall by the Cavaliers in the 1986 NBA Draft and spent his entire eight-year career with Cleveland, earning First Team All-Rookie honors in 1987 and a Third Team All-NBA nod in 1992, in addition to his five All-Star selections (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993).
Daugherty remains among the franchise’s all-time top 10 in multiple statistical categories and his jersey number 43 was retired by the Cavaliers on March 1, 1997.
Daugherty appeared as a guest analyst on FOX Sports Ohio’s Cavs broadcasts during the 2019-20 season as part of the Cavaliers’ 50th season celebration.