Celtics get #1 overall pick in 2017 Draft, Lakers to pick #2

The Boston Celtics will get the first overall pick, thanks to their trade with the Brooklyn Nets that involved Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

The Nets had the worst record this past NBA season, but the Celtics invoked their right to swap picks.

It was a good day for the Association’s premier two franchises, as the Lakers got the #2 pick. By having it fall within the top three, they don’t have to give it up to the Philadelphia 76ers, and no longer have to surrender their 2019 first round pick to the Orlando Magic.

Check out the full draft results below:

#1 BOS (via BKN)
#2 LAL
#3 PHI (via SAC)
#4 PHO
#5 SAC (via PHI)
#6 ORL
#7 MIN
#8 NYK
#9 DAL
#10 SAC (via NOP)
#11 CHA
#12 DET
#13 DEN
#14 MIA