The 2 most storied franchises in National Basketball Association history took the top 2 spots in the lottery, Boston first and LA second.
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.
They earned another win Tuesday night as they won the NBA Draft Lottery and were awarded the #1 overall selection in the upcoming draft.
For the Lakers, it's déjà vu all over again as they are picking second for the third straight year.
The Knicks, represented at the proceedings in a private room at the New York Hilton Midtown by a dapper Walt Frazier, could finish anywhere in the order from first to tenth.
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Sacramento will pick fifth and 10th.
Devins thoughts on receiving the 4th overall pick. However, this is not what should concern Lakers fans, instead, it is the prospect that the Kings could move up to number one. The Boston Celtics had the best chance to win the lottery, which seems nearly unfair considering the fact they are a #1 seed in this year's playoffs. They had the best chance of being awarded the first pick at 25%, but unfortunately for them, they no longer own that pick.
The lottery results mean the Lakers not only have the No. 2 pick in the draft, but they also have the No. 28 pick, thanks to the mid-season trade of Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets, plus they keep their 2019 first-round pick. Nearly all the other draft projections have Washington's Markelle Fultz taken No. 1 by Boston and Ball chosen second by the Los Angeles Lakers.
Fultz, out of Washington, and Ball, out of UCLA, are the draft's top two point guards.
The 76ers' fifth annual trip to the NBA Draft Lottery ended Tuesday with a small but valuable payout.
Lonzo Ball to the Lakers at No. 2? If the Celtics feel they have a shot at the likes of Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin, for example, they could simply draft No. 1 and then take a swing at a star in free agency without giving anything up. A trade like that has been suggested by many, and it was something that both the Bulls and Celtics had talked about during the draft a year ago and at this past trade deadline. However, he holds tremendous upside and is an easier target to pursue as he is not a starter. "This is what Brooklyn wanted to do, wanted to go all on it, chase a championship". Although it is unlikely, the Kings could perform highway robbery on the Lakers.