The Best Fits In The 2017 NBA Draft

Boston has yet to beat the Cavs this season with Cleveland at full strength.

Regardless of what happens in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Celtics are in a insane good position. "I found it somewhat interesting, but not enough to jump and make a decision today". "Anybody can help us". What follows is a look at the best fits available in this year's draft class.

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.

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have a No. 1 seed and the No. 1 pick.

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". 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. And having the No. 1 pick this year, and potentially the No. 1 overall pick again next year with Brooklyn's pick again, he doesn't have to take that kind of a risk.

"You trade this pick, because [Markelle Fultz] can not help the Celtics get over the top", Pierce told The Jump.

Now, the Celtics get their choice from a guard-heavy field of talent. "We interviewed Markelle Fultz at the combine last week".

Jackson, who played one year at Kansas and has a similar build to the Lakers first-round draft pick last year, Brandon Ingram, averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from three-point range in 35 games. "In this day's National Basketball Association, picks are very, very valuable".

So as a followup, the #1 pick ended in the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers, a playoff team who acquired the pick from a previous trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

And as part of the same Sacramento deal that landed the No. 3 pick in Philly this year, the 76ers will also receive the Kings' 2019 first-rounder. The Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves are sixth and seventh while the New York Knicks are eighth. 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.

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

"I love Philly, they show me so much love".

  • Julie Sanders