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John Beilein, Cleveland Cavaliers get No. 5 pick in NBA draft

(Photo: Robin Buckson, Detroit News)

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a splash Monday by pulling John Beilein from Michigan to become their new head coach.

They were looking to make a bigger splash in Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery, with one of the best chances to get the No. 1 overall pick

Not so much. They ended up with the fifth pick after the New Orleans Pelicans leaped up to take the top selection.

The Cavs finished 19-63 and were tied with the Suns for the second-worst record in the league but with the draft lottery weighting the odds throughout all the non-playoff teams, things went a little haywire in the lottery.