The Celtics acquired the pick from Brooklyn, which had the worst record in the National Basketball Association last season, as a result of a 2013 trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets. They have hosted workouts for players who could be available with that No. 28 pick.
However, there is more on the line than just one first rounder.
Currently, the Sixers have the fourth best chance of winning the first overall pick, with a 14.7 percent chance at winning the first overall selection, sitting less than one percentage point behind the Los Angeles Lakers. In addition, the first round pick promised to Orlando in 2019 would convert into two second round picks.
The Hornets' odds for getting the No. 1 pick again, 26 years after LJ?
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"It's been a long year", Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said. Another pick should change the draft strategy completely. The top three picks that year were Glenn Robinson, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill.
The Miami Heat will have a minuscule chance of coming away with a top five selection in the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday. Draymond Green is a former 35th pick and Jimmy Butler was selected with the 30th pick.
The last great Los Angeles Lakers point guard will sit on stage Tuesday night during the NBA's draft lottery, as the public face of the organization.
Drafted with the third overall pick, Brown's 17.2 minutes per game ranked as the 23rd-most among rookies, and that number has dipped in the postseason, with just 10 minutes per game, and Brown didn't even play in their Game 5 win over the Bulls in the first round.
Washington's Markelle Fultz (right) is defended by UCLA's Lonzo Ball during a game in February.
With Lonzo Ball projected by many mock drafts to be the top player on the board, the Sixers at No. 1 will have their choice between the draft's top prizes and will likely lean toward Fultz - the all-around scoring and distributing 6-foot-4 point guard - who can be the flawless compliment to Philly's current crop of bigger players like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
According to Sefko, team president Donnie Nelson and several other team personnel will head to Europe to check on French point guard Frank Ntilikina and other prospects once they are done evaluating players at the draft combine in Chicago.
The 2017 NBA Draft is going to be an important one for the Sixers.
San Antonio held a 23-point lead at the time of the injury but couldn't hold of a furious comeback without its best player and dropped a 113-111 decision. However, outside of top three the pick will belong to the Kings. In the past, he's brought one of the pingpong balls that gave the Magic lottery victories in 1992, 1993 and 2004. I don't think he'll go in the top 10, but given the lack to good big men prospects in the draft, he could go late in the lottery. "There's a real danger that they take a player and either he plays a limited role [off] the bench or he becomes an asset to be traded to a situation that we're uncomfortable with".