AFTER LOTTERY: Celtics future draft picks

AFTER LOTTERY: Celtics future draft picks

Mark Tatum, NBA's deputy commissioner, announces the Chicago Bulls as the #14 pick during the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery at the New York Hilton in New York, New York.

The Pistons needed to draw into the top three to retain their pick - they had only a 2.5 percent chance. Thirty-three years later and they haven't moved up since.

The Doncic-Ayton debate will rage on for the next month, but Ayton's historic freshman season at Arizona speaks for itself as to why he could be the top pick. A lot of times in the draft everybody has to be careful. "We're going to do our job and obviously, I'm glad that we played the last two years to develop guys and try to win games". The Phoenix Suns will have the top pick. Bagley is a compelling fit too. "I think we'll have a great choice, no matter who we select".

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The Cavaliers chose center DeSagana Diop out of Oak Hill Academy (2001), point guard Andre Miller from Utah (1999), point guard Ron Harper from Miami (Ohio) (1986) and small forward Campy Russell out of MI (1974). Alabama's speedy point guard Collin Sexton, however, should be there.

"It would only make sense if you feel that guard is far and away better than what you have on the roster, " Perry said.

Most will be participating in the draft combine, also happening in Chicago this week. The Villanova Bridges was a favorite around these parts for some time, but Philadelphia's playoff series against the Boston Celtics should call into question how sustainable the team can be long-term if they don't get more ballhandlers on the floor. Obviously, you hope for the best and you want to come out with a top-three pick. With an 8:30 p.m. ET tipoff for Game 2 of the Eastern Finals, it was clear that ESPN was going to keep viewers waiting as long as it could for the actual lottery to start. "Size and length at the wing as a shooting component, a defensive component, would be something that, if you're looking at an area we would like to improve, that would be it", Paxson said. "We'll bring him up to speed".

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