CLEVELAND — The future of the Cleveland Cavaliers may be in Brad Daugherty’s hands on Thursday night, even if he’s just representing the franchise for good luck.
The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery will be held Thursday, Aug. 20 beginning at 8:30 p.m. and the former Cavalier great will be representing Cleveland 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.
This year’s NBA Draft Lottery will be held virtually on ESPN due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Cavaliers, along with the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves have the best odds at 14% to win this year’s NBA Draft Lottery.
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