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Celtics best Lakers to secure top pick

Celtics best Lakers to secure top pick

With the first overall pick a year ago, they drafted forward Ben Simmons out of LSU. They've got some really good players in this draft. "Now it's our turn four years later to take some benefits from the trade".

Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, left, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, center, and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, react after the learning they will get one of the first three picks as the NBA basketball draft lottery is announced, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in NY.

Boston already obtained first-round picks from Brooklyn in 2014 and 2016.

Monday night, the Boston Celtics secured their place into the Final Four of the National Basketball Association playoffs, beating the Washington Wizards in seven games.

"It's two completely different situations: One is a lot about the future, and one is in the present", Celtics President Danny Ainge said.

So, after Tuesday night's lottery took place, we put it to a vote on Twitter. Fultz, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Washington (the alma mater of Celtics star point guard Isaiah Thomas), is garnering the most hype for now.

Nothing doing. The 33rd NBA Draft Lottery went off pretty much as predicted with the team with the league's worst record, the Brooklyn Nets, winning the first pick.




The Los Angeles Lakers have had an anxious couple of months leading into the 2017 NBA Draft. Had that pick fallen to fourth or lower, it would have transferred to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the trade that brought Steve Nash to the Lakers in 2012. That selection was top-three protected this season and because Los Angeles is selecting No. 2 in this year's draft, Philly gets its 2018 first-rounder no matter what.

All is not lost, as the Philadelphia 76ers now own the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

"The pain that we've all gone through, the pain of losing is real". "We'll now zero in and focus on drafting a quality player at No. 3 who adds to our dynamic young core", he said.

"That's all we working out for is the Lakers", said LaVar. The Sacramento Kings were forced to swap the fifth overall pick from the 2015 trade of Nik Stauskas. NY is a little bigger than Minnesota, so that gives me hope that, at the very least, the later selections are not as rigged as the top three to five.

The Magic got the sixth pick, followed by the Timberwolves, the Knicks and the Mavericks.

PELICANS: New Orleans made a big move in February when it acquired DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento, and now the Pelicans will figure out how costly it was. Hornets; 12. Pistons; 13.


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