Celtics potential winners in NBA Draft

24 June 2018 04:09:20 GMTPlus10

The Boston Celtics were once again the focus of attention at the NBA Draft as Robert Williams slipped to the Atlantic Division side with the 27th pick.

Generally regarded as a potential lottery pick, it was reported that there were some medical issues that made teams shy away.

Historically any player picked after the seventh pick in an NBA Draft is essentially a crap shoot and the Celtics appeared to get the best value in the second half of the first round.

With Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward returning from injury, the addition of Williams should put Boston over the top in the 2018-19 season.

Michael Porter Jr. falling to the 14th overall selection was by far the biggest shock of this year's NBA Draft.

Projected coming into the season as the top overall pick, the Nuggets may have hit a home run with the selection and the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks in particular may rue the decision to not select the youngster.

Almost certainly the best move of the day came when the Dallas Mavericks traded for Luka Doncic.

The Mavericks gave up a 2019 first round pick to make the move, but it is protected for the first five selections in 2019 in a Draft that may be the weakest in recent memory.

Over in Chicago the Bulls selection of Wendall Carter Jr. was a very nice pick up.

Added to Lauri Markkanen, the selection should really help the Bulls in their overall rebuilding process.

Boston are 6.50 to be NBA champions next season while Golden State are 1.57 to retain their crown and the LA Lakers are 12.00.

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