The NBA draft lottery came and went on Tuesday, May 20 with yet another apparent disappointment for the Boston Celtics. The Celts had a 10.3 percent chance of getting the number one overall pick, and a 33 percent chance to get a top three pick. Instead, they came away with the sixth pick as well as the 17th overall pick (in the trade with Brooklyn).
Hear what General Manager Danny Ainge had to say after the lottery.
After the teams were actually placed in an actual order, some more preliminary mock drafts were constructed.
CSNNE Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely had some thoughts about who will be drafted in what order: He picked Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart with the sixth pick and NC State star T.J. Warren with the 17th pick.
Blakely also made a compelling argument that the 17th pick is more important than the sixth pick: Click here for this article from CSNNE.com.
O’Connor, in addition to his mock draft looked deeper at possible selections for the sixth pick for Boston.
There will be much more speculation as the next month goes by, but all options for Boston seem compelling, whether it to be to actually take a player with their first pick or make a monster trade for someone such as Kevin Love (which has been mentioned in almost all of my interviews). Don’t sleep on that 17th pick, either.
Buckle up, Celtics fans, it could be a very interesting summer!