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

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

The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. Boston's lottery victory comes 20 years after they also had the best odds of landing the top pick.

Like everything in sports, there were winners and losers. A player like Butler or George certainly would bolster the Celtics' roster, but as Wojnarowski notes, it would come at a big cost.

The Celtics had just one day off after eliminating the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of the conference semifinals - but what a day it was.

There was no losing on this night for the Celtics. But, are other big men in the Draft more desirable?

Additionally, the Celtics most likely received the first pick in an NBA-backed effort to break the Cavs monopoly over the Eastern Conference. But we haven't sat down with Lonzo [Ball] yet. They have the #37 pick, #53 pick, and the #56 pick. But there is a small, small chance Miami could end up with a top-three pick. The hope for the Suns is that 76ers take Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox, giving the Suns the possibility of selecting Josh Jackson with the number four pick. Sacramento jumped from 8 to 3, but had to move back to 5, where Philly landed.

Boston acquired the Nets' 2014, 2016 and 2018 first-round picks in the deal.

"I'm good at No. 2, when you've got this much quality of talent that's in this draft", Johnson said.

"You trade this pick, because [Markelle Fultz] can not help the Celtics get over the top", Pierce told The Jump. It's more about them not losing than winning. If any of those teams traded their picks away, like the Nets, they are out of luck. Five is a better pick than eight. Their pick is only top-three protected, so if the Pelicans don't move up from the 10th spot into the top three spots, the pick goes to the Kings. It would have converted into a second round pick.

The Boston Celtics and Lakers earned the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks, respectively.

Sure, it could have been better. There's no reason to complain. He may be on track, but there's no guarantee he gets there. The Sixers would have to give up their third overall pick, a few of their second-round picks from this year, and maybe a few players, including Jahlil Okafor. Another case where tanking didn't necessarily equate to the way it was intended.

While it wasn't the ideal scenario for Philadelphia, they still come out with a top 3 pick to add to Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and the rest of the young Sixers core. Frank Vogel is a good coach. And the Magic ended up with the sixth pick.

"I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans".



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