Most Suns fans think the NBA's lottery system is rigged

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.

Philadelphia would receive any Lakers pick that landed outside the top three picks, but the odds favored Los Angeles, giving them the second overall pick in the draft.

It is the second time the Celtics will pick first.

Here's a look at the biggest losers from Tuesday night's draft lottery.

The Celtics earned the first pick, but most prognosticators believe Washington guard Markelle Fultz will go No. 1.

Though they had one of the league's most explosive offenses, particularly after making Nikola Jokic the starting center in December, their biggest downfall was an anemic defense that ranked 29th in the National Basketball Association, ahead of only the Lakers. The whirlwind won't stop right away; Boston opens the ECF against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

The Boston Celtics, in my opinion, will keep the #1 pick and select Fultz.

Lonzo Ball may only provide one team with a private workout before the NBA Draft - the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I think we'll receive more calls than we'll make", he said.

The Celtics got the pick in a swap with the Brooklyn Nets as part of the continuing fallout of a 2013 trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn.

In truth, the Lakers already began preparing for the possibility they'd have a top three pick in this year's draft even before actually securing it. So with the Lakers retaining their first round lottery pick, selecting Ball could help in that process.

The Toronto Raptors, who finished third in the East, pick 23rd. It's very exciting. We've never had that before, so that would be a lot of fun to explore those options. Instead, the 90.7% chance they had of getting the 11th pick held true.

Devins thoughts on receiving the 4th overall pick.

While teams like the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, and Dallas Mavericks failed to gain any ground, they can take solace in the fact that they are in a better position than the Knicks heading into the Draft.

  • Julie Sanders