"To field a very good team and get the number one pick, they got the better side of that situation with Brooklyn", said James, referring to the Celtics' 2013 trade with Brooklyn. Over the next several weeks the Lakers will be working tirelessly to presumably pick a top choice and a second choice on their draft board in case Boston selects their primary choice.
The 76ers, who used the top overall pick in Ben Simmons a year ago, will select third.
NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, front left, shakes hands with Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, right, after the Celtics won the first pick at the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in NY.
Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge met with the media after the lottery, and as expected he was in a great mood.
Under the current NBA Draft Lottery format, the Phoenix Suns have moved down in the draft three times - and they have never moved up. When D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young dealt with an off-the-court issue, we saw how much that impacted the team.
In what it believed to be the deepest draft in quite some time, the Lakers will have plenty of solid options to choose from with the second pick. "This team is a lot of fun to be around this year".
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The Nets finished the 2016-17 season with the NBA's worst record, winning only 20 games. "I recently had a conversation with Ray and we agreed that it would be in his best interest to transfer to another program", Prohm said. Had that pick fallen to fourth or lower, it would have transferred to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the trade that brought Steve Nash to the Lakers in 2012.
Furthermore, if the Lakers had fallen out of the top three, they would have had to give their 2019 first-round pick to the Orlando Magic, a fallout of the Dwight Howard trade shortly after the Nash trade.
"We're going to evaluate the players and who they are as players", Pelinka said. They had approximately an 18% percent shot of getting in the top three. "So now the fans back home can breathe a little easier".
I think this could have been fixed, but with owners upset that the New York Knicks acquiring Patrick Ewing in the previous draft, I doubt it.
The Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat will get the final four lottery picks.
The NBA Draft will take place June 22 at 7 p.m.at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.
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