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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

With the 7th pick, Dennis Smith Jr., D'Aaron Fox and Frank Ntilikina will all likely be available if they want to select one.

The Boston Celtics have claimed the No 1 pick in the NBA Draft after winning the lottery on Tuesday night.

In 1986, the lottery was not decided based on a team's record, but on what teams logo would be drawn first from a bingo-style bucket.

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have a No. 1 seed and the No. 1 pick. Or any other team in the lottery for that matter?

The Celtics had a 25 percent chance to get the top pick, thanks to Brooklyn finishing with the worst record in the league.

The Celtics faced long rebuilding process but steadily improved to win top seeding in the Eastern Conference this year.

The Suns.man I would have liked to see them get that second spot.

"Back in 2013 it felt like a fair deal for both sides", Grousbeck said. "This is what Brooklyn wanted to do, wanted to go all on it, chase a championship". They could have had three teams jump them, pushing them from 8 to 11. The 76ers will also receive the Lakers' 2018 first round draft pick and the Kings' 2019 first-rounder with no protections. Hopefully he's there. I'll say this: If the Wolves draft him, my draft night piece is going to be about patience.

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While the Celtics and Lakers were the big winners, it wasn't just those franchises that had a lot at stake last night.

That right to swap picks is just the latest reward for the Celtics. He is a tremendous guard and would be able to play well with fellow Washington alum Isaiah Thomas.

They will not get the Los Angeles Lakers' lottery pick until next year. And since it starts in the No. 4 spot with its own pick, Philadelphia can arrive at next month's draft potentially owning a pair of top-four selections.

While the 76ers could take a player, president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo left open the possibility of trading the pick if the right opportunity presents itself.

"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. George has made his desire to go home to LA very clear, and keeping the #2 pick gives the Lakers much more ammo for a potential trade.

Phoenix will get the fourth overall pick in its eighth straight lottery appearance.

The Dallas Mavericks are ninth and the New Orleans Pelicans are 10th. The Kings also have the No. 10 pick from the Pelicans as a result of the February trade involving all-star DeMarcus Cousins.

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