Home » Sport

Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

19 May, 2017, 14:46 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith battles for a rebound against Boston Celtics guards Avery Bradley left and Isaiah Thomas right during the first quarter of an NBA bas

The Celtics not only won the first overall pick, they also have four total picks in this draft.

Despite statistically getting the most likely outcome, Tuesday night was not a good night for the Phoenix Suns and their fans. A true European-like big man who can shot 40 percent (45 of 114) from three point range this season, his intelligence and pick-and-pop ability will create matchup trouble for any Celtics opponent. It is very possible that Boston decides to trade for a superstar caliber player with a package centered around the top overall pick.

The dynamic point guard would permanently move D'Angelo Russell to shooting guard going forward. They don't seem to stand much of a chance against the Cavaliers, though.

"It's two completely different situations: One is a lot about the future, and one is in the present", Celtics president Danny Ainge said.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, and Josh Jackson of Kansas respond to questions during an interview before the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in NY. It's not an ideal situation, to say the least, but the front office knew the rebuild would be somewhat hard. You can grow with him.

The 10th pick is a lot less predictable, but we should have a better idea of what the Kings are looking for out of that spot once workout season kicks off, and the rumor mill starts churning. When talking about Steve Clifford, Rich added that "I think he has done a really good job". The rest of the league was intently watching because with those 2 franchises landing on top, it increases the likelihood of a blockbuster trade this summer involving someone such as Paul George or Jimmy Butler. However, the Celtics are the team to watch. That is a guy who can help this team immediately.

If you have half a brain, you know you don't have to pick in the top five to find All-Stars. Fultz is considered the most talented player in the draft and could be the "most ready" to contribute.

University of Washington alum Isaiah Thomas might have a fellow husky on the court with him next season. He also reiterated that he isn't a fan of players resting. Hayward averaged 24.1 points in the postseason, which was above his regular season average of 21.9 per game. In the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Hayward and the Jazz found themselves swept by the Golden State Warriors.

The Celtics have a multitude of options they can explore before they are on the clock in late June.

Rubbing the salt in even deeper, the Celtics are among the best young teams in the National Basketball Association already, and were primed to kick off the Eastern Conference Finals on their home floor against the defending National Basketball Association champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Well, to frame just how bad this deal was, let's take you back.

The first No. 1 pick of the lottery era was shrouded in conspiracy theories of a frozen or bent envelope and NY bias.


  • BC election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance

    BC election brings unwelcome uncertainty for business as Greens hold balance

    Asked several times Wednesday if she accepts personal responsibility for the Liberals' showing, Clark avoided a direct answer. All eyes are on Andrew Weaver after Tuesday's wild election seemingly placed the balance of power with his Green Party.

    ICJ stays Pak death sentence to Jadhav

    Power of the court to indicate provisional measures as demanded by India will only be exercised if there is urgency, Abraham said. The only condition under which Jadhav now stands to face execution is if Islamabad does not comply with the ICJ's decision.
    FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds

    FM: US understands Turkey's position against Syrian Kurds

    Last year, Turkish security officials manhandled several journalists at a Washington think tank where Erdogan was set to speak. Erdogan's speech on Thursday was his first public speech since returning from a trip to meet U.S.
  • North Korea's Missile Program Is Progressing Faster Than Expected: South Korea

    North Korea's Missile Program Is Progressing Faster Than Expected: South Korea

    The missile flew 787 kilometres on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometres, the North's KCNA news agency said. The ruler also pledged further missile tests and nuclear detonations, despite repeated warnings by President Trump.
    'Deadliest Catch' star Sig Hansen arrested after alleged fight with Uber driver

    'Deadliest Catch' star Sig Hansen arrested after alleged fight with Uber driver

    Speaking with KOMO News , Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said the Ballard incident occurred at 2 a.m. Not to mention, after getting out of the vehicle the sea captain also kicked the unnamed victim's auto .

    White House: Trump interviewing 4 FBI candidates

    MSNBC reported that Lieberman was cagey about whether he'd take the job if Trump offered it to him, saying, "I'd rather not say". McCabe, until he became acting director when Comey was ousted, had been the agency's deputy director.
  • Sweden drops rape probe against Julian Assange

    Sweden drops rape probe against Julian Assange

    It is not known if USA officials are seeking Assange's arrest because of a possible sealed indictment. Assange has been sheltering in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition.
    House GOP Pushes For Vote On American Health Care Act, Again

    House GOP Pushes For Vote On American Health Care Act, Again

    Ashok Rai, president and CEO of Prevea Health- to break down some of the biggest misconceptions about the bill the House passed . The House approved the American Health Care Act late last week, sending it to an uncertain future in the Senate.
    Delhi businessman 'owned' firms that donated Rs 2 crore to AAP

    Delhi businessman 'owned' firms that donated Rs 2 crore to AAP

    The President also approved the removal of sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra as a minister in the Delhi government. He had also claimed that several shell companies had given money to the AAP and that the party knew it.
  • Israelis on edge before Trump visit

    Israelis on edge before Trump visit

    This information can be useful to Western allies, who have experienced attacks by Islamic extremists as well. Trump visits Israel on Monday, after starting his trip to the region in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

    Trump slams probe into him as "single greatest witch hunt"

    The general feeling among Colorado lawmakers, however, was that Mueller's appointment was welcome and necessary. Others are already considering leaving, and allies due to join the administration say they are holding off.
    George W. Bush photobombs reporter at baseball game

    George W. Bush photobombs reporter at baseball game

    The Texas rangers won their eighth consecutive game on Wednesday night, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3. Bush doesn't own the Texas Rangers anymore but he still makes his presence known when he's at Globe Life Park.


DaFont hack: Popular font sharing site's entire database of registered users exposed
The marketplace link, which was being used to sell the data on the dark web, is no longer available, says Zomato. Lucideus said Zomato is following a good practice of hashing the passwords before storing it in its database.

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham keeping key players like Harry Kane
Leicester , who are yet to make a decision on manager Craig Shakespeare's future, played their part in an entertaining game. We have another opportunity against Hull'.

Ransomware Cyber attack threat escalating: Europol
Foreign minister Julie Bishop on Sunday also confirmed there was one business under investigation of a possible cyber attack. He had previously asked that patients other than those with emergencies avoid going to the surgery until Tuesday.

Vote 2017: Tim Farron puts Brexit at heart of Liberal Democrats' manifesto
The manifesto says the Lib Dems will "use our strength in parliament to press for keeping Britain as close as possible to Europe". The offer being made by the Lib Dems is framed around its fears over what the Conservative Party could do should it retain power.

Pittsburgh Steelers cut free agent flop Ladarius Green, sign RB
He continued to have injury issues and after suffering a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys his 2016 season was over. He had just one good game, when he went off for six catches, 110 yards, and a touchdown against the Giants in Week 13.