The Boston Celtics have won the 2017 NBA Lottery as the lottery odds projected. The Los Angeles Lakers were able to keep their pick at two since it landed inside the top three. The Sixers jumped up to the third spot while the Suns went down to four. The Kings were the biggest movers of the night jumping up to number five.
The Celtics, thanks to a 2013 trade with the Nets, entered the night with the best chance to win the lottery at 25 percent. According to Tankathon, the lowest Boston can pick is fourth. Phoenix is next in line with a 19.9 percent chance, and the Lakers are third with a 15.6 percent chance. It goes a bit deeper for Los Angeles who would have lost their pick to the Sixers if they did not land inside the top three.
Two point guards are dominating the discussion as the potential No. 1 pick. Washington’s Markelle Fultz and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball are fighting to be the top pick.
Here’s a look at the NBA lottery odds and the first round order.
NBA Draft Order: 1st Round
|1||Boston Celtics (via Nets)|
|2||Los Angeles Lakers|
|8||New York Knicks|
|10||Sacramento Kings (via Pelicans)|
|20||Portland Blazers (via Grizzlies)|
|21||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|22||Brooklyn Nets (via Wizards)|
|23||Toronto Raptors (via Clippers)|
|25||Orlando Magic (via Raptors)|
|26||Portland Blazers (via Cavs)|
|27||Brooklyn Nets (via Celtics)|
|28||Los Angeles Lakers (via Rockets)|
|29||San Antonio Spurs|
|30||Utah Jazz (via Warriors)|
NBA Draft Lottery Odds
Here’s a breakdown of each team’s odds to win the lottery courtesy of Tankathon.
|7||New York Knicks||5.3%|
|10||New Orleans Pelicans||1.1%|