Celtics nab top overall pick

Celtics nab top overall pick

Both teams passed, but that was before the Celtics won the lottery. I don't know what's happening here.

"This is pretty good", said Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck. They have traded away plenty the past 20 years, which is a big reason why they are lacking in success.

"Very historic team, historic place to play", Fox said.

Brooklyn got Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and DJ White.

Additionally, the Celtics most likely received the first pick in an NBA-backed effort to break the Cavs monopoly over the Eastern Conference.

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

Lonzo Ball's decision to skip a workout with the Boston Celtics, who hold the No. 1 pick, could have major financial implications. "We jumped up one more spot. We also now have clarity that we'll have a 2018 unprotected pick from the Lakers".

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LaVar Ball touted Fultz as the player the Celtics should draft during an appearance Wednesday on Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed". Isaiah Thomas, who averaged 27 points in the series against Washington, finished with 17 on 7-for-19 shooting. Obviously it was a much different dynamic picking in the second round years ago when the league had fewer teams.

After the lottery ended, Pierce wrote on twitter: "And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick". Minnesota snapped that streak by getting eventual Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns in 2015 and Philadelphia emerged with Ben Simmons last season. If the Lakers are as insane about UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball as his father, LaVar, is about the idea of his son joining one of the NBA's storied franchises, then Jackson has no shot at wearing that classic purple and gold uniform.

And the Lakers will get a chance to take one of them after beating the odds to move up. NY is a little bigger than Minnesota, so that gives me hope that, at the very least, the later selections are not as rigged as the top three to five. The next question for team executives, therefore, is whether to keep the pick or trade it to a proven veteran? They didn't play Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight for the final 25 games of the season and sat Bledsoe for the last 15 games of the season, going 2-13 in those games. Unless there's a differing thought process in Phoenix's front office or the ideal deal comes across for Bledsoe, he's here to stay for now, and with that comes the near-guarantee that Phoenix will be better than a 24-win squad next season. "So now the fans back home can breathe a little easier". The 76ers were also banking on their recent tank strategy to pay off with another top pick, while the Sacramento Kings were looking at 2 picks inside the top 10 to start rebuilding post-Boogie. 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.

The New York Knicks have struggled mightily on the court for most of the past two decades.

The Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat will get the final four lottery picks.

A general view of the podium and stage before the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center.

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