Celtics get No. 1 pick in National Basketball Association draft lottery

Now we know. The Boston Celtics will have the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft.

In the first post-lottery mock draft, Daily Knicks takes a look at whom the New York Knicks should be targeting-and who the other options may be.

What should Boston do with the #1 pick?

Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, left, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, center, and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, react after the learning they will get one of the first three picks as the NBA basketball draft lottery is announced, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in NY. You're a 50-win team, the No. 1 seed.

And Danny Ainge is enjoying them both.

Draft lottery night has become an annual celebration for Sixers fans (at a party on Tuesday, Sixers fans raised a banner for former general manager Sam Hinkie and one fan proposed to his girlfriend). They'll have the top pick in this year's draft, which they'll likely use to draft Washington star Markelle Fultz, as well as oodles of cap space to chase a potential star free agent this summer like Jazz forward Gordon Hayward.

Owner Wyc Grousbeck was the lucky charm for a team that, despite its shamrock logo, hasn't had such good fortune in the lottery. A month later, they were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a massive deal that involved multiple first-round picks going to Boston.

Regardless of what happens in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Celtics are in a insane good position.

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"It's busy", Grousbeck said. Cleveland led by double digits the final three quarters and by 20 for almost half the game.

"I don't know too much about the triangle".

The Celtics had a 25 percent chance to get the top pick, thanks to Brooklyn finishing with the worst record in the league.

The Celtics also get another first-round pick in 2018 from the Nets.

The Philadelphia 76ers will select third.

The Lakers also have interest in Fultz, De'Aaron Fox, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum.

"I just think that they were the more aggressive team with more energy, and they got us down from the beginning", said Celtics center Al Horford, who had 11 points and eight rebounds. This year, it will be the top pick in the draft. And if the right player was available in a trade that would help you do that, then I'm all in on moving the pick.

Isaac has the top projected Statistical Plus Minus (SPM) for his first five years in the National Basketball Association, according to our model, which gives him a 64 percent chance to play at the level of a bona fide National Basketball Association starter or better. For the pessimists, remember that in 2003, the Detroit Pistons were in the Eastern Conference Finals when they landed the No. 2 pick in the draft, but went on to take Darko Milicic ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

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