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

May 20, 2017, 00:42
Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both celebrating.

The Sixers might not be as likely to win the right to the first pick in next month's draft tonight, but they're still in position to end up with a chance to select one - or more - impact players.

Kelly Olynyk, the hero of Game 7 against Washington with 26 points, was held scoreless in the opener against Cleveland until Boston's last shot of the game. "We think we're going to add a great player or we're going to have some leverage in discussions with other teams about certain situations that we might entertain".

"I have to be in attack mode, just put the pressure on the defense, see what happens".

Immediately after the lottery results came in Tuesday, multiple teams are already evaluating trade packages for Russell, according to Sports Illustrated.

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A day after winning the National Basketball Association draft lottery and earning the right to the No. 1 overall pick, the Celtics were reminded of the gap between them and the defending National Basketball Association champion Cavaliers when Cleveland opened the Eastern Conference finals with a 117-104 victory on Wednesday night. 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. "What we say all the time is we leave all of our options open and we'll look at all the scenarios that could play out with respect to the value of that draft asset".

The pick comes courtesy of the Brooklyn Nets, who sent the Celtics a boatload of picks in exchange for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Brown's plan is to play the 6-foot-10 Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who missed his rookie season due to a fractured right foot, at point guard on offense. Suddenly, it was as if the Manhattan hotel ballroom, transformed into a glitzy television studio on Tuesday night, were hosting a time-travel drama starring three historically intertwined teams.

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The Philadelphia 76ers, who used the top overall pick to land Ben Simmons previous year, will select third.

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The timing was ideal for the Celtics, as Brooklyn finished with the worst record in the league.

The third such occurrence took place during Tuesday night's lottery in New York City. Now they have the No. 1 seed, the No. 1 pick, and, since the Nets get nothing to help themselves, a good chance at another top three pick next season.

The Kings landed two spots in the lottery, including their own pick at No. 5.

The Lakers, meanwhile, can breathe easy.

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

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