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Paul Pierce Thinks Celtics Have To Trade The #1 Overall Pick

Paul Pierce Thinks Celtics Have To Trade The #1 Overall Pick

Fox had his best game of the season against Ball's UCLA team in the NCAA Tournament, recording 39 points and four assists in their Sweet 16 matchup.

Amid all the conspiracy theories surrounding the NBA's lottery over the years, there hasn't been much room for shadiness and extracurricular speculation when it comes to the 12th lottery spot.

"It's good to be at three", Colangelo said on Thursday.

The Suns also had never jumped to the top spot, but fell from the second-best odds to No. 4.

And the Lakers will get a chance to take one of them after beating the odds to move up in their first year with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson as their team president.

So I'm just going to throw this out there. The draft is chock of full point guards and the Knicks just happen to be in the market for one. Throwing in the 2018 Nets pick gives in a chance at the top player next year, which would most likely be Michael Porter Jr. If the Bulls or Pacers change their minds about the directions of their franchises, they could come calling for that No. 1 pick, plus a player or two as filler.

"That guy better be pretty good because if you're drafting No. 1 and you make the pick well - you do really draft a transcendent player - you've got that player for five or six years as they build up before the max money even kicks in".

With faith in D'Angelo Russell diminishing in LaLa Land, this year would be the ideal chance to take SoCal superstar Lonzo Ball.

The Celtics were going to be in prime position no matter how the Ping-Pong balls bounced in a hotel ballroom Tuesday. The timing couldn't have worked out better, as the Nets tumbled all the way to the worst record in the National Basketball Association this season. One would be that there's a new GM with an idea of building for the future and not wasting any time.

Markelle Fultz is tipped to be the top overall pick.

Though the Nuggets missed out on their slim chance to move to the top of the draft, they will still have an opportunity to add considerable talent from what is considered a deep pool of prospects.

Barring a trade, this will be the first time the Celtics and Lakers have held the top two picks in the same draft. We're looking for the best player at this point to fill what we need. I think we're good at what we do. The Celtics owned the pick by virtue of a 2013 trade with the Nets, who had the NBA's worst record last season. Charlotte is No. 11, with Detroit, Denver and Miami rounding out the 14 lottery spots.

The draft is June 22 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


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