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4. CLEVELAND (21-45)

BRADLEY BEAL, G, FLORIDA

The Cavaliers rebounded as well as they could from losing LeBron James by taking eventual Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving last year with the No. 1 pick. Next up is trying to find him the kind of help they could never provide for James.

5. SACRAMENTO (22-44).

HARRISON BARNES, G, NORTH CAROLINA.

Another top-five pick, another chance to add another good, young piece to follow Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins.

6. PORTLAND (28-38, from Brooklyn)

DAMIAN LILLARD, G, WEBER STATE

First of two lottery picks for the Trail Blazers. Plenty of buzz that they’ll take Lillard, but given their injury woes, they should be happy if whoever they take just stays healthy.

7. GOLDEN STATE (23-43)

ANDRE DRUMMOND, F/C, CONNECTICUT

Even if Drummond falls over questions about everything from his offensive skills to his desire, it’s hard to imagine his athleticism and defensive prowess let him go any lower than here.

8. TORONTO (23-43)

DION WAITERS, G, SYRACUSE

With Jose Calderon battling injuries in recent years and headed for a long summer with Spain’s national team, it seems time to look for another point guard.

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