Rod Beard's National Basketball Association mock draft 1.0

D'Angelo Russell

"The Seattle guys do a good job of coming back and spending time with the colleges and the communities, so it's been an honor to meet those guys and have a communication with them".

Besides getting the first overall pick a night before they open the Eastern Conference finals at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Celtics also get another first-round choice in 2018 from the Nets.

It was pretty evident up to the draft lottery that the Lakers and the Ball family mutually felt like they would be a good fit. "I found it somewhat interesting, but not enough to jump and make a decision today". "We could get a little help for tomorrow night". The Sixers benefited from a trade that former general manager Sam Hinkie made a few years ago in which the Sixers acquired the rights to swap picks with the Sacramento Kings during this year's draft lottery.

There is still a lot of time to evaluate prospects and wonder about who goes where, but the end result of Tuesday night is that we may be in for a wild summer of hype and trades.

Earlier in the day, the first paragraph of his page included the line, "He is best known for destroying the Nets in the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade". Bring him in before the max salaries kick in. They won 44 games and lost in the second round to the Miami Heat in the only season Pierce and Garnett played together in Brooklyn.

But the Celtics' choice is not important; L.A. got exactly what it needed this year.

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With Washington guard Markelle Fultz expected to go No. 1 to the Celtics and UCLA guard Lonzo Ball No. 2 to the Lakers, the Sixers should be choosing from a group including Kansas small forward Josh Jackson, Duke small forward Jayson Tatum and Kentucky guards De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk - assuming they keep the pick.

After the season that the Phoenix Suns endured, Suns fans were hoping that the tide would turn with a top two pick in the upcoming National Basketball Association draft.

The timing was ideal for the Celtics, as Brooklyn finished with the worst record in the league. Unless you have been living in a cave, you have heard of Lonzo Ball's desire to play for the Lakers, who now seem destined to take him at #2, but might the Lakers trade the #2 pick in a deal for an established superstar in Paul George, who has Los Angeles roots?

In all fairness, however, I can not explain why the New York Knicks dropped to eight overall behind the Minnesota Timberwolves despite being tied in odds. For a top three pick, it's 18.2 percent.

In the end, the Celtics and Lakers were the big victor on lottery night.

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