The Celtics and Lakers were battling for the best possible lottery pick in this years draft. The pick could mean a lot in the Kevin Love sweepstakes, and if that falls through. The Celtics simply have the best spot. The Celtics, who finished in a tie with the Utah Jazz for the fourth-worst record, owned much better odds than the Lakers, and it held true with the Celtics landing the 6th pick and LA 7th.
Boston also owns the No. 17 pick in June’s draft, the first of three picks delivered as part of last summer’s blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets. Will see in time what Danny aims to do with the picks.