“They didn’t want to give a fourth outright pick, and we said, “Lets” give a swap so you’ll have a pick, too.’ So, it felt like not quite as much of an ask, and we got the deal done”. They open the Eastern Conference finals at home tonight against Cleveland. “It’s pretty awesome”, said Wyc Grousbeck, a Celtics owner who represented them on stage.
The third such occurrence took place during Tuesday night’s lottery in New York City.
The Boston Celtics won the National Basketball Association draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago.
While some question if Fultz and Celtics star Isaiah Thomas could co-exist in the same backcourt, Fultz says that wouldn’t be an issue at all if Boston does indeed select him. It marked the second time in the last three years that the Lakers have moved up in the draft lottery. So basically when because the 76ers’ logo was drawn first, they acquired the first pick and so on. “His length and 7’3” wingspan would be put to good use in Stevens’ defensive system.
MAVERICKS: Dallas is in pretty unfamiliar territory even being in the lottery, where it has appeared just one other time since 2000.
Needing some more size inside, Boston could use their 53rd pick on IN center Thomas Bryant. Ball isn’t anxious about the 19-year-old shooting for awards in his rookie campaign.
– Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 17, 2017Will be interesting to see if the Big Baller Brand Camp agrees to a head to head matchup w/De’Aaron Fox, considering how the last one went. He also shot 50.4 percent from the floor and 34.1 percent from three-point range in his lone season at Duke.
When asked by Lakers Nation if the team’s four-year playoff drought would end if the organization drafts Lonzo, Mr. Ball said, “Yes, it does”, before adding, “the Lakers make the playoffs as soon as my boy gets there”.
The Raptors traded a first-round pick and a second this year to Orlando in the Serge Ibaka trade, but Toronto still owns the 23rd selection. Now they have the No. 1 seed, the No. 1 pick, and, since the Nets get nothing to help themselves, a good chance at another top three pick next season. Rookie Patrick McCaw had 18 points and five assists off the bench shooting 6 for 8 as Golden State earned its most lopsided victory of the playoffs to go to 10-0.