Bad luck for the Suns or is the NBA Draft Lottery rigged?

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20 May, 2017

Four years ago, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett played their final games for the Celtics.

The 2017 draft is June 22, and Thursday's lottery set the order.

Zach Collins became the first one-and-done in Gonzaga history when he made a decision to forgo his time in a Bulldog uniform to pursue the National Basketball Association. Game tomorrow against a tough Cleveland team.

The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick.

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

The Sixers could also attempt to trade with the Boston Celtics for the first pick in the draft, but the Sixers would probably have to give up a lot to get that pick. So if it happens, we'll figure out how to play together.

"It's busy", Grousbeck said. Kentucky's Malik Monk would be a great fit for this team because he shoots the ball well and he'd help strengthen the guard position. "Now it's our turn 4 years later to take some benefits from the trade". They had the best chance of being awarded the first pick at 25%, but unfortunately for them, they no longer own that pick. 'Game last night, Game 7, a tough Washington team. Let's just hope he makes the right move with this pick. During the lottery, the Celtics secured rights to the No. 1 pick (thanks to Brooklyn).

Markelle Fultz is projected to be the top overall pick, and the Celtics could use the pick to pair him in the backcourt with Isaiah Thomas.

Nothing doing. The 33rd NBA Draft Lottery went off pretty much as predicted with the team with the league's worst record, the Brooklyn Nets, winning the first pick. They had about a 53 percent chance of falling out of the top three, which would have triggered a trade of the pick as remaining payment of their acquisition of Steve Nash in 2012. Phoenix will get the fourth overall pick.

Lakers president Magic Johnson previously said he didn't anticipate LaVar's outlandish comments about his son to affect the selection process. "There really was no way to walk out of here disappointed given the possible outcomes we faced".

The Sixers do not need more young assets; they need someone who can push them to the top half of the Eastern Conference. Will work out for Lakers Friday, Spurs on Sunday, Milwaukee Tuesday and OKC a week from today, source told ESPN. Orlando is sixth, followed by Minnesota, New York and Dallas. The Kings also have the No. 10 pick from the Pelicans as a result of the February trade involving all-star DeMarcus Cousins.


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