Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Lonzo Ball Only Working Out for the Lakers

So basically when because the 76ers' logo was drawn first, they acquired the first pick and so on. They could use a big to pair with Al Horford, but not with the top pick. Ball told ESPN, "Markelle's a great player, but I feel I'm better than him". Bring him in before the max salaries kick in years later. A knock down shooter and big scoring threat such as Malik Monk makes a ton of sense in Philly.

Two possibilities will arise if Boston does, in fact, make the pick. Having the second overall pick is an enviable spot to be in, and there are a number of quality players who would love to come to Los Angeles. The second scenario is quite common in the NBA Draft.

If the Celtics do keep the pick and draft a player for themselves like Grousbeck indicated, then who should it be?

Add in the No. 1 pick and add in a $23 million-per-year free agent, and you immediately become like one of the many teams under Red Auerbach: one that expects to win a championship.

This will be the sixth time James takes on the Celtics in a playoff series. The prospect of Fultz and Ben Simmons trading off point guard duties is scintillating.

Pelinka reiterated that a player's father - in this case LaVar Ball - won't have any bearing on the team's decision, a point Johnson made at the National Basketball Association draft combine last week. Boston will select first for the first time since the lottery began in 1985. Fans may not like that. One area of need is in the paint. And also, hopefully, the way we've all looked at it, and we've had a lot of talks about it, hopefully sustainably competitive, which is a hard thing to do. While Phoenix slipped to 4, it isn't the end of the world for them because they have guards, and someone such as forwards Josh Jackson from Kansas or Jayson Tatum from Duke.

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"We're going to evaluate the players and who they are as players", Pelinka said.

The 7-foot-2, 275-pound Embiid is a supremely talented center, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.45 blocked shots last season. 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. The Celtics should take Jackson if they are comfortable with his character.

In the NBA's early days, teams had the option to execute territorial picks. Leading up to the trade deadline a few months ago, rumors were rampant the Celtics were interested in Chicago Bulls All-Star guard Jimmy Butler and Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George.

Unfortunately for Boston, all three of those teams are in the same conference. Porzingis is now classified as one of the most intriguing and exciting young players in the league.

Still, something could open up for Boston. New Orleans traded the pick to Sacramento in the deal involving DeMarcus Cousins at the trade deadline.

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