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Cavaliers win NBA draft lottery

The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't enter Tuesday's NBA draft lottery with many karma points. Turns out they didn't need them. For the second straight year and third time in four years, Cleveland earned the No. 1 overall pick. It gives the Cavs -- who had a 1.7 percent chance of earning the selection -- the right to choose between Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker. It also gives non-Cavs fans the right to wonder what if ... and question whether the NBA needs a change.

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Which player should the Cavaliers draft No. 1 overall?

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  • When will the Cavaliers next make the playoffs?

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The Woden Award Midseason Top 25 list is out. Creighton's Doug McDermott and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart are among the favorites to win the award. Other top contenders include Duke's Jabari Parker and Arizona's Nick Johnson. Kansas' Joel Embiid was the biggest name left off the list. Below we've listed 15 of the favorites, and now it's time for SportsNation to rank 'em!

Wooden Award finalists

Keith Appling

Keith Appling

Michigan State

Cleanthony Early

Cleanthony Early

Wichita State

Tyler Ennis

Tyler Ennis

Syracuse

C.J. Fair

C.J. Fair

Syracuse

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Arizona

DeAndre Kane

DeAndre Kane

Iowa State

Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott

Creighton

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier

Connecticut

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker

Duke

Adreian Payne

Adreian Payne

Michigan State

Casey Prather

Casey Prather

Florida

Julius Randle

Julius Randle

Kentucky

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart

Oklahoma State

Russ Smith

Russ Smith

Louisville

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

Kansas

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