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"We have plenty of time to decide what to do, but I would imagine we'll make the pick", Grousbeck said.

When the Celtics traded Garnett and Pierce after the duo played six seasons together and won the National Basketball Association title in 2008, they began a rebuild.

All of these questions will be speculated about until answers are finally given at the end of June, but for now, here are my projections for the first round of the NBA Draft.

The Nets went the opposite way. With the first overall pick a year ago, they drafted forward Ben Simmons out of LSU. Depending on how Boston fares against the Cleveland Cavaliers, that performance could weigh heavily on Gordon's mind as he looks to join a team that puts him in the best situation to win a championship.

"He just has that street-fight mentality that the Sixers really need, could use, and he can make shots playing off of Embiid and Simmons, and he's going to get better as a shooter over the next couple years", Legler said. [Michael] Jordan took about seven years. Boston acquired the Nets' 2014, 2016 and 2018 first-round picks, as well as the rights to swap in 2017. Financially, trying to pay for the likes of Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, George/Butler and Hayward would absolutely cripple the Celtics, causing them to either get rid of a lot of their strong depth or pay deep into the luxury tax. "He's the guy, to me, that is the closest thing that I've seen to a Kawhi Leonard-type of player coming into the league because of his two-mentality about the game".

The Philadelphia 76ers will select third. The second scenario is quite common in the NBA Draft.

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Asked following Wednesday's media availability at the team's training facility if extending Embid is a priority, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo replied, "It's something we'll talk about at the appropriate time".

In truth, the Lakers already began preparing for the possibility they'd have a top three pick in this year's draft even before actually securing it.

Phoenix will get the fourth overall pick in its eighth straight lottery appearance. That performance has helped solidify him as a top-five pick. The Orlando Magic and Minnesota are sixth and seventh while the New York Knicks are eighth.

PELICANS: New Orleans made a big move in February when it acquired DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento, and now the Pelicans will figure out how costly it was.

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