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NBA draft lottery 2017 results: Celtics pick 1st overall

Markelle Fultz is the presumed No. 1 pick, but that can change.

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The NBA draft lottery awarded the Boston Celtics with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft. The Los Angeles Lakers will select second and the Philadelphia 76ers third.

The presumed top pick in the draft is Washington’s Markelle Fultz, but with just more than a month until a decision is necessary, Kansas’ Josh Jackson and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball could play their way into his spot.

The Lakers escaped what could have been a disastrous night by landing in the top three of the draft. Had it fallen below, its pick would have been awarded to the Sixers by way of the Steve Nash trade in 2012. The Phoenix Suns sent the Lakers’ pick they received in the trade to the Sixers in a later trade involving Brandon Knight.

The Celtics may be the biggest winners, receiving the Brooklyn Nets’ No. 1 pick by way of a pick swap they received in the infamous 2013 Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade. Their roster this season is good enough to make the Eastern Conference Finals. Now they’ll add another high lottery pick to the fold.

Here are the complete lottery results:

1. Boston Celtics

2. Los Angeles Lakers

3. Philadelphia 76ers

4. Phoenix Suns

5. Sacramento Kings

6. Orlando Magic

7. Minnesota Timberwolves

8. New York Knicks

9. Dallas Mavericks

10. Sacramento Kings

11. Charlotte Hornets

12. Detroit Pistons

13. Denver Nuggets

14. Miami Heat

15. Portland Trail Blazers

16. Chicago Bulls

17. Milwaukee Bucks

18. Indiana Pacers

19. Atlanta Hawks

20. Portland Trail Blazers

21. Oklahoma City Thunder

22. Brooklyn Nets

23. Toronto Raptors

24. Utah Jazz

25. Orlando Magic

26. Portland Trail Blazers

27. Brooklyn Nets

28. Los Angeles Lakers

29. San Antonio Spurs

30 Utah Jazz