No. 2 Will Do For Los Angeles Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics were handed the second and third choice draft picks respectively.

Yes, they do have plenty of other lottery picks on their roster like Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid, but now they have an opportunity to draft Ben Simmons, a forward out of LSU, or Brandon Ingram, a forward out of Duke.

The 76ers, despite suggesting they don't anticipate trading the No. 1 pick that already had club officials dancing the night away in NY, actually may be the team more likely to get a draft deal done.

The Sixers have gone a combined 81-247 over the last four seasons, including a 10-72 record this season, the second-worst win-loss mark in National Basketball Association history.

Milwaukee had only a 6.5 percent chance to move into the top three and did not get the right combination of numbers to move up.

Simmons has always been regarded as the likely No.1 pick in this year's draft - to be held on June the 23d - and that selection will be made by the Philadelphia 76ers after yesterday's draft lottery. Simmons is likely to be taken number one overall, as he averaged 19.2 points and 11.8 rebounds a year ago for LSU.

"But wherever he ends up, he is going to make an impact and help a National Basketball Association team". "This has been our plan, and we're sticking with our plan and we're moving forward".

"I think Ben would fit around any foundation", Brown told NBA Australia.

With the NBA Draft Combine taking place in the days leading up to the lottery, we now have exact measurements of both size and athleticism of numerous players eligible for the draft.

Nevertheless, as the lottery played out, the Kings stayed put at No. 8 and the Sixers got the No. 1 pick, so no swap took place. I've known his family since the late '80s.

Why? Because of a trade, the two teams made last summer. However, the Philadelphia 76ers, who own the No. 1 overall pick, do not appear to be looking for a trade. "The Celtics really like Dunn, and he might eventually be better than the point guards they already have, but Murray's shooting ability and versatility might make him a more valuable player, or trade chip, for the Celtics".

 

 

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