The Celtics will be followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Lonzo Ball spent one season at UCLA before declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft.
"I think point guard is obviously a priority, and luckily in this draft there are a lot of point guards, so they should get a good player". Boston's going to take Markelle Fultz, he's a good player.
A day after winning the National Basketball Association draft lottery and earning the right to the No. 1 overall pick, the Celtics were reminded of the gap between them and the defending National Basketball Association champion Cavaliers when Cleveland opened the Eastern Conference finals with a 117-104 victory on Wednesday night.
As fate would have it, the Suns droped out of the top three as Phoenix landed the fourth pick in the NBA Draft. The Kings will select fifth and 10th.
"The Lakers make the playoffs as soon as my boy gets there", LaVar said. The rest of the league was intently watching because with those 2 franchises landing on top, it increases the likelihood of a blockbuster trade this summer involving someone such as Paul George or Jimmy Butler.
"We watched it for 10 or 15 minutes and felt the butterflies coming, nerves, right when they started opening the envelopes", he said. The New York Knicks are in the midst of a unsafe game with their top players, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis but after Tuesday, that black hole got wider. In spite of that record, they are still considered underdogs facing a Cavaliers team that swept through both the first and second rounds and is eyeballing a third straight trip to the NBA Finals.
This year's pick in the 2017 NBA Draft should be a solid wingman to combine with Embiid, Simmons, Saric and the rest of the 76ers roster.
The Lakers, though, drafted a point guard two years ago in Russell. On April 5, with the No. 1 seed in the East up in the air, Cleveland won by 23. Wilson produced great percentages across the board last season shooting 53.8 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from three-point range, and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. We haven't sat down with Josh Jackson yet, on and on and on.
Although, things could get concerning when it comes to small forward T.J.
Tatum and Jackson are both players who have proven they can score in bunches when given the opportunity.
Los Angeles also holds the 28th overall pick, which was acquired in a trade deadline deal from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Lou Williams.