• News
  • Sports

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

But will he work out for the Celtics, who have the #1 pick?

The 2017 NBA Draft order was finalized on Tuesday night after the draft lottery, as the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers walked away with the top three picks.

The only thing that could possibly make this week better for Boston would be a Wednesday night victory over the Cavs in Game One.

According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics' ownership of the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft would make a trade for either superstar unlikely. During the lottery, the Celtics secured rights to the No. 1 pick (thanks to Brooklyn).

Rumors have it that the Celtics love Markelle Fultz, and believe he can play alongside Isaiah Thomas, but might the Celtics dangle the top pick in the draft and see if the Pacers or Bulls bite on it and give up George or Butler? "Just the Lakers. There's nobody else that we need to workout for". Each team entered the night with hopes of snagging the No.1 overall pick, but in the end, it was the Celtics who got the top prize. They had approximately an 18% percent shot of getting in the top three.

More news: Actress Reema was most cheerful person on sets: Rajeev Verma

The pick comes courtesy of the Brooklyn Nets, who sent the Celtics a boatload of picks in exchange for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Bring him in before the max salaries kick in years later.

I think they should at least consider it. And now we squeeze in the lottery and win the pick. "It's good to be at 3 and we're excited about the pick".

Now, the Celtics get their choice from a guard-heavy field of talent. They moved up one spot to No. 2, but if the pick had fallen outside the top three, the Philadelphia 76ers would have received the selection.

The Phoenix Suns had the second-best odds, 19.9 percent, of landing the top overall pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft. First of all, you have to match the money in the trade, so you've got to add significant additional players on our side to go just to sort of match the money, so it's three or four guys going and one guy coming back. Throwing in the 2018 Nets pick gives in a chance at the top player next year, which would most likely be Michael Porter Jr.

When asked after Tuesday night's NBA Draft Lottery in NY if he's looking for a contract extension this summer, Embiid made a face indicating he didn't like the question and declined to comment. NY is a little bigger than Minnesota, so that gives me hope that, at the very least, the later selections are not as rigged as the top three to five.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Google I/O 2017: What to expect from the developer conference

    Google I/O 2017: What to expect from the developer conference

    We're also anticipating the announcement of new features for the Google Assistant AI and in turn the Google Home smart speaker. It's at this event a year ago when the company introduced Google Assistant, Google Duo, Google Allo, and Google Home.
    Trump to address graduates of US Coast Guard Academy

    Trump to address graduates of US Coast Guard Academy

    The president closed out his speech with one actual piece of advice for the graduates: "Enjoy your life". "Don't give in. President Trump complained Wednesday that the press has treated him more unfairly than any other politician in history.

    Americans Support Impeaching Donald Trump More Than They Oppose It, Poll Finds

    Just 43 percent of voters thought Trump would finish out the four-year term as president, while 45 percent thought he wouldn't. Green, who previewed his call with a tweet earlier, said it was the House of Representative's "duty" to take up impeachment.
  • LaVar Ball attacks Fox Sports reporter in sexist rant

    LaVar Ball attacks Fox Sports reporter in sexist rant

    Leahy wasn't the only person Ball set his sights on on Wednesday. "Yeah, if you have a women's company". The entire exchange began when Leahy asked how many pairs of Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes he had sold.
    North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

    North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

    The launch is also the first since a new liberal president took office in South Korea on Wednesday. According to the report, the missile was a new type of long-range ballistic missile.

    Emmanuel Macron names Edouard Philippe as French prime minister

    He said he will implement a reform agenda at home "not because Europe requests it, but because France needs it". Philippe is the mayor of the Normandy port of Le Havre, a trained lawyer and an author of political thrillers.
  • Rolf Harris to be freed from jail tomorrow

    Rolf Harris to be freed from jail tomorrow

    His release from prison means he will now be able to attend the court in person, while on bail, for the remainder of the trial. Harris denies four charges of indecent assault. "She said she had been groped by Rolf in a taxi", he told the court.
    Miguel Cabrera Out 2-3 Days with Oblique Injury

    Miguel Cabrera Out 2-3 Days with Oblique Injury

    Bucknor ruled he swung at the final pitch. "I don't have any mixed feelings about that game", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Pinch hitter Guillermo Heredia singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as Seattle defeated Chicago.

    China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

    The strategy includes two key areas of development such as economic belt of the Silk Road and the Sea Silk Road. He, however, did not give a time frame for the new loans, aid and funding pledged on Sunday.
  • Is Hindu law not discriminatory?

    Is Hindu law not discriminatory?

    Immediately after a few years of the death of Prophet Muhammad, the companions of Prophet Muhammad talked about triple talaq . If tfaith of Hindus about Ram's birth can not be questioned then triple talaq is a matter of faith for Muslims.
    This Peek at Life of Kylie Teases Revelations About the Controversial Celeb

    This Peek at Life of Kylie Teases Revelations About the Controversial Celeb

    According to reports, even though she just ended her three year romance with Tyga , Kylie and Travis are already hot and heavy. They pointed out that they do not really know how their sister spends her days, so they will join everyone else as viewers.
    Spicer confirms Western Wall 'clearly in Jerusalem'

    Spicer confirms Western Wall 'clearly in Jerusalem'

    Friedman arrived Monday and immediately visited the Western Wall, praying there and kissing the sacred site. He said the topic would be discussed between Trump and his counterparts during next week's trip.
  • Sensex, Nifty Tumble Amid Global Selloff

    Sensex, Nifty Tumble Amid Global Selloff

    Japan's Nikkei was down 0.16 per cent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.15 per cent and Taiwan Weighted was down 0.04 per cent. Smaller rival Bank of Baroda, a constituent of the Nifty, rose 0.4% to 188.55 rupees on Friday and 1.1% for the week.
    Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars

    Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars

    This should pretty exciting news for Ford owners who now won't need to buy a brand new auto to get a major infotainment upgrade. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 or later models running at least iOS 7.1.
    Cabinet To Be Briefed On Cyber Attack Fallout

    Cabinet To Be Briefed On Cyber Attack Fallout

    It is understood that hospitals in the Midlands, including Portlaoise, have been the targets of previous ransomware viruses. The threat involved around 20 machines that were isolated and disinfected yesterday.
  • Refueling: Ducks try to rest up for feisty Predators

    Refueling: Ducks try to rest up for feisty Predators

    The Predators had fought their way back and forced overtime after trailing 2-0 thanks to goals from Subban and Filip Forsberg. Keith Urban , Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood are just a few of the big names who have taken the ice in the playoffs so far.

    Hackers behind stolen NSA tool for WannaCry: More leaks coming

    Cisco, Juniper, Intel, Microsoft , Symantec, Google, Apple, FireEye, any other bullshit security companies didn't buy lost warez. The Shadow Brokers' first dump of exploits in August sparked a robust discussion within the Obama administration.
    U.K. Minor Parties Slam 'Extreme' Brexit in Debate May Avoided

    U.K. Minor Parties Slam 'Extreme' Brexit in Debate May Avoided

    However the debate on ITV didn't feature Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn - who both refused to attend. In Paul Nuttall's head, we're all Natalie. . "I trust the people".

Breaking News



Recommended

NASCAR's Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back

How long will Almirola be out of the auto ? "I just slid right into the wreck". "The obvious thing is that the circumstances suck. He saw the cars of Danica Patrick and Joey Logano come up the track abruptly into his lane and into the catch fence.

Study Finds That 'Beauty Sleep' Is Actually a Real Thing

So for now, try your best to avoid those lost hours of mind-numbing Instagram scrolling before bed-and get some damn beauty sleep. The following week, the volunteers photographed themselves after having two consecutive nights with only four hours of sleep.

Three NM Planned Parenthood clinics to close this year

However, Planned Parenthood could face even more financial pressure as a result of proposals pending in Congress. The organization pointed to a new state law that blocks federal family planning funds to abortion providers.

First look of Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2017

With her tresses left open, she looked exquisite as she exuded confidence and elan in her one-shoulder floor-sweeping dress. The maxi dress has a plunging neckline, the attire cinches at the waist, giving her a handsome silhouette.

Mexican journalist shot dead in Sinaloa state

Ricardo Sanchez Perez del Pozo, a lawyer with a background in worldwide law and human rights, took over the post. In a previous interview with NBC News, the slain journalist was asked why he didn't seek asylum in the U.S.

Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model

It can access more than 7,000 channels, apps, and Alexa skills and live TV broadcasts when used with a separate HD antenna . Amazon is taking pre-orders on a new Element 4k LED TV that comes with an integrated Fire TV platform.

The Draft Lottery results may have killed any Jimmy Butler trade

Despite statistically getting the most likely outcome, Tuesday night was not a good night for the Phoenix Suns and their fans. The Philadelphia 76ers have done a terrific job of positioning themselves the right way for success in the lottery.

Cassia voters vote out incumbent school board members

Four candidates are seeking three seats on the Board of Education with the top three vote-getters each securing a three-year term. The second phase of a long-term plan to renovate and upgrade district schools will turn the attention to elementary schools.

How to watch HTC U live stream

The Taiwanese smartphone giant is holding a live event on Tuesday where the new flagship device is expected to be revealed. Just after the CES 2017, HTC unveiled the new U series smartphones with the glossy finish body and premium price tag.

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race

His close association with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would attract the support of conservatives across Iran. He is now facing five rivals, but some could withdraw in favor of more prominent candidates.