Celtics win National Basketball Association draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

Sandy Mccarthy
May 19, 2017

"Obviously we would have loved to move up, but this isn't a two- or three-player draft".

Tuesday night after the lottery, Suns general manager Ryan McDonough addressed the speculation that went on for months of a Fultz or Ball selection and trading Bledsoe.

The Los Angeles Lakers got the second pick, and the Philadelphia 76ers will select third in the June 22 draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

That's an optimistic outlook on what's been received as a generally disappointing turn of events.

Lloyd, who is running Orlando's draft prep following the April 13 firing of Rob Hennigan, scouted 75-to-80 college and worldwide games over the past year and he is confident that the Magic will still come out of next month's draft with a player of their liking.

"I mean, getting the No. 1 pick is very fun, it's very exciting, we've never had that before, so that clarity as to where everybody is in the draft". "The only way I can process this is I think it's not about O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that". Do the Celtics want to make a big move this summer to bring in one more star player and make a run at the brick wall that is whatever team LeBron plays on?

Sure, the Warriors just pulled off a 36-point thrashing of the Spurs two days after squeaking out a 113-111 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals - their second-largest postseason win behind a game from 1948 when the Philadelphia Warriors won by 39 at St. Louis. "He can score, and he's a great off-the-ball player, as well".

"The harder call may be the first one", he said.

So the Knicks will pick eighth for the first time since 2008, when they selected Jordan Hill after missing out on targeted pick Stephen Curry. "So, that's the plan here".

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Ainge declined to get specific about the talent in this draft, though the team is said to like Fultz more than UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball because of the former's ability to blend with Thomas, on the ball or off the ball.

One can only hope that the Knicks will experience that same success during a momentous and highly influential 2017 NBA Draft.

"But I give a lot of credit to Brad". Fox will nearly certainly be drafted in the top seven. Bird is unquestionably the best player ever chosen with the No. 6 selection, but Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens isn't far behind.

Jackson reiterated that the club has a void to fill at guard and wing. We're sitting in a fantastic position. The Lakers have two picks at their disposal at No. 2 and No. 28 and a lot of young talented players like D'Angelo that will certainly attract the attention of teams around the league.

Boston becomes the first team to finish with the top record in a conference and then pick first overall since the Lakers did so and made James Worthy the No. 1 pick in the 1982 draft. Russell might be a part of that trade, or in another deal, they may be considering.

In addition to having the Nos.

Boston acquired the Nets' 2014, 2016 and 2018 first-round picks in the deal. How much does Thomas being a fan favorite play into this? We're just going to keep pounding on that. All opinions expressed by John Denton are exclusively his own and do not reflect the opinions of the Orlando Magic or their Basketball Operations staff, partners or sponsors.

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