Is Lonzo Ball the right choice for the Lakers at No. 2?

Lakers Land No. 2 Pick in 2017 Draft

There are two routes this could take, first the Kings could draft Ball and hold onto him, giving them a dynamic playmaker to build around.

Pierce, who retired at the end of the season, took to Twitter to acknowledge his hand in the Celtics' lottery fortune.

When Philadelphia 76ers hired Sam Hinkie to be their general manager in 2013, he immediately embarked on a three-year quest to dismantle the team and acquire as many premium draft picks as possible. I have to worry about playing and of course I wanted to be in this type of position (like the Eastern Conference Finals), and we're in it right now with a young group.

Phoenix had the second-best odds (56%) of landing in the top three. "I didn't know where we were going to land from there, but I was like 'OK, I can breathe now'".

Boston acquired the Nets' 2014, 2016 and 2018 first-round picks in the deal.

However, the two prospective top picks in the draft are Markelle Fultz of Washington and Lonzo Ball of UCLA.

In 1986, the lottery was not decided based on a team's record, but on what teams logo would be drawn first from a bingo-style bucket.

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Paul Pierce believes the Celtics should trade the No. 1 pick for a superstar.

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

"If they got no new players, if they improved defensively, there were so many games we were in, just couldn't get that stop to turn it into a victory".

For the time this season, we have the complete draft order (barring trades) solidified so we can make mock drafts based on a concrete order.

Before the lottery, I had the Suns picking Jackson with the second overall pick as he would have provided an athletic body to act as a support scorer alongside Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe. "But whatever they do, I mean, whatever happens happens". If not to have first choice of the best available player, then to make sure your pick has as much trade value as possible.

Whether L.A. keeps its pick or uses it for a trade package, the most important thing is they have it and with that comes incredible power and great responsibility. The Orlando Magic and Minnesota are sixth and seventh while the New York Knicks are eighth.

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