Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

"You trade this pick, because [Markelle Fultz] can not help the Celtics get over the top", Pierce told The Jump.

"Me and Isaiah Thomas would be a great backcourt", Fultz said. Boston also got the Nets' first-round picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

The ping pong balls finally went Boston's way.

New York Knicks legend Walt "Clyde" Frazier gestures while representing the Knicks for the NBA basketball draft lottery, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York.

"We can't expect to be a team on the rise this year", Connelly said. Standing alongside Lakers rep Magic Johnson and 76ers rep Joel Embiid, Celtics CEO, governor and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck smiled from ear-to-ear as it was announced that Boston drew No.1.

The first 10 picks could feature as many as five point guards being selected, dropping some of the premier big men to the next 10 and letting teams with serious needs in the frontcourt get their pick of some of the best frontcourt players. I don't anticipate we're gonna pull a rabbit out of a hat. Minnesota snapped that streak by getting eventual Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns in 2015 and Philadelphia emerged with Ben Simmons last season. Now, with the #1 pick, it seems like the Celtics will land the extremely talented point guard out of Washington, Markelle Fultz. For a team trying their best to run their star player out of town, they needed to get within the top 3 to get one of those impact players that K.P. turned out to be. Coming into the Tuesday evening the Suns entered the draft with a 19.9 percent chance of landing the top pick in the draft and had a 55.8 percent chance of a top-three selection. If they had fallen out of the top three, they would have lost their 2019 first-round pick to Orlando in addition to seeing their pick in this year's draft disappear.

"I think that we're good at what we do", president Phil Jackson confidently stated following the Lottery. "You could see as many as 15, maybe more freshman go in the top 30 picks", ESPN college analyst Jay Bilas said on Tuesday night.

The Lakers, meanwhile, can breathe easy.

Sacramento actually moved up into the top three, but the 76ers had the right to swap with them through terms of a past trade.

On Tuesday night, the official 2017 NBA Draft order was revealed in NY and the second-likeliest scenario unfolded for the Knicks. Charlotte is No. 11, with Detroit, Denver and Miami rounding out the 14 lottery spots.

LaVar, as charismatic as ever, doesn't have any doubts as to whether or not the Lakers will select Lonzo second overall on June 22.

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