Celtics Get Number 1 Pick in Draft Lottery
Talk about a solid two days for the Boston Celtics.
On Monday, they slid past the Washington Wizards to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals and on Tuesday they locked up the coveted first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery.
Entering the night, the C's had the highest odds of any team to land the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and by the end of the show they were officially awarded the pick.
Now, the C's, who are already one of the Eastern Conference's better teams as evidenced by their trip to the Conference Finals, have the chance to really take a leap to the next level by getting the right to select whoever they deem to be the top player from the 2017 rookie class.
Many have speculated that the best fit for Boston would be University of Washington freshman point guard Markelle Fultz. The Maryland native dazzled in his first and only season in college, averaging 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds for the Huskies.
Although the team has Isaiah Thomas, who has clearly been their best player for the past couple seasons, running the point, there is no reason to pass up a player as special and capable of being a star like Fultz is.
For now, we'll have to continue to speculate until this summer's NBA Draft.