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Boston Celtics Mock Draft 1.0

19 Mai 2017

Although, after Cho's comments, it sounds like they have their sights on keeping their lottery pick. Still, what happens at 8:30 p.m. "Just the Lakers. There's nobody else that we need to work out for".

There will be plenty of talk about the Boston Celtics winning the first overall pick in the NBA's draft lottery - and deservedly so - particularly after advancing to the Eastern Conference finals with a Game 7 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.

Sports fans and teams nationwide anxiously awaited the results of the lottery televised on ESPN.

Fultz is now likely to be suiting up in green next season, as the former Washington guard is ascending to the top of most people's draft boards - in some cases, there's not even a debate.

Another potential story is vindication for "The Process" in Philadelphia. According to the team's general manager "I think it is a great draft & if we don't get lucky, we will get someone very good at #11".

The Lakers moved up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. But this is a draft loaded with talent, so Philly should come out well either way.

Meanwhile, the Lakers leapfrogged the Suns to get the No. 2 overall pick, despite finishing with a better record than Phoenix. That gave them the most chances to win the top pick in the draft lottery. As the National Basketball Association draft lottery concluded, predictions about where many players would land started to come to fruition, including Gonzaga's Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss.

Yes. Credit Pierce, who has not played for the Celtics since the 2012-13 season, for the team's continued success. Supposedly the lottery system was created to stop bad teams from "tanking" at the end of the season, losing on goal, to be rewarded with a top draft choice. "If the situation is it's a good price for him and the team to be extended, you look into that (then). If not, we'll go from there".

The Pistons used the eighth overall pick in 2015 to basically take a player that would mostly serve as a reserve. They also dealt Shabazz Napier (1st round, 24th pick) on draft night to the Miami Heat back in 2014. Compared to the other top-60 players on Chad Ford's Big Board, Monk is unique because he lacks any glaring weaknesses statistically, but the only statistic in which he really stands out is his having a low turnover percentage. The remainder of the 14 teams are slotted in the inverse order of their won-loss record. They're all hoping to get a top draft choice so next year, they will make the playoffs and not have to go through this humiliating nonsense to compensate for their ownership's glaring incompetence.