Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both winners.
The Celtics also get another first-round pick in 2018 from the Nets. "Kids are coming into this league".
"We'll get a talented young player, hopefully someone that can contribute this next year", he said.
On Sunday, the Boston Celtics, the top team in the NBA Eastern Conference, won Game 7 and moved on to the Conference Finals. Cleveland won the other games by a combined 35 points, including a 114-91 romp on April 5.
"I know a lot of people are bummed out about the result".
For quite some time now, there have been many Lakers rumors regarding who the Lakers are targeting in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft. They would have had to trade it to Philadelphia if it fell outside the top three. We're excited. No. 2 is good.
In truth, the Lakers already began preparing for the possibility they'd have a top three pick in this year's draft even before actually securing it.
Trading the pick is not a good idea.
Sacramento was drawn third in the lottery Tuesday, but the 76ers had the right to swap picks with the Kings by virtue of a 2015 trade.
"We'll receive more calls than we make on it", he said. "Crowd is going to be into it, they're going to be into it so we have to be ready to play and weather the storm early". But, at this point in time, it seems as if Boston is more likely to take Fultz or trade the pick for an established all-star.
Therefore, if the Celtics look to make a trade with their recently established number one overall pick, that could virtually shut the door on the long-surmised Hayward-to-Boston narrative.
-Mannix suggested the best way for the Celtics to try to catch the Cavaliers is to build a roster "organically, and you can do that, and by next year be a team that's so much improved that you are a real threat". Among the two that were present, Washington's Markelle Fultz only did team interviews and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox only did team interviews, measurements and media obligations. A late five-game winning streak by his young team had damaged its odds by falling behind Phoenix for the second-worst record in the league.
"... What if Boston says, 'We don't care if you won't let us work [Lonzo] out or talk to him, we're going to take him?' Could it become an NFL-like situation?"
"I think there are four, five guys that are well suited to be [drafted] at the top".
The Lakers, meanwhile, can breathe easy.
Though the Nuggets missed out on their slim chance to move to the top of the draft, they will still have an opportunity to add considerable talent from what is considered a deep pool of prospects. Still, the Sixers were fifth, as opposed to eighth, where the Kings were projected to go entering into the night. And in a nod to the upcoming 50th anniversary of the franchise in 2017-18, Dick Van Arsdale, "The Original Sun", was also in attendance at the New York Hilton Midtown.
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