Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers second

The victor of Tuesday's draft lottery was the Boston Celtics, as they secured the number one overall pick in this year's draft; followed by the Lakers at number two and the 76ers at number three.

On Tuesday, the Celtics got the No. 1 pick in the draft at the draft lottery, via a pick swap with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nuggets finished 40-42 last season, their best mark in four years, and missed the postseason by two games. "We're not really focused on the outside noise and what they think we're going to.We're just going to take care of business as we go". I hope it happens.

Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck told CSNNE that they are not taking their no. 1 pick lightly.

They will not get the Los Angeles Lakers' lottery pick until next year. This means they now have the ability draft anyone they want, or possibly trade the pick for another superstar, while being a top 3 team in the National Basketball Association. "If you're going to trade these picks for an established star making max, you've got to send max money out the door as well", he said. Throwing in the 2018 Nets pick gives in a chance at the top player next year, which would most likely be Michael Porter Jr.

Unlike the big board I compiled last week, this mock draft takes into account team needs and what the GM of each time might decide to do when the draft rolls around next month.

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"We've got plenty of time to decide what to do, but I would imagine we would probably make the pick".

The 76ers, who used the top overall pick in Ben Simmons past year, will select third. The Nets had the worst record in the league this season and thus had the greatest chance at getting the No. 1 pick.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are in a prime spot for post-Kobe Bryant redemption as they could walk away with a top young talent or trade that pick along with Jordan Clarkson to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George. The Kings will likely go with a guard/wing combo with both picks.

The Lakers, meanwhile, can breathe easy.

PhoenixSuns guard Devin Booker listens as the results of the NBA basketball draftlottery are announced, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in NY.

Miami Heat: There is literally no outcome less desirable when you start a season 11-30 than winding up with the No. 14 pick.

The 2017 draft is June 22, and Thursday's lottery set the order.

  • Rosalie Stanley