Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home4/waccdm0aaprw/public_html/index.php:3) in /home4/waccdm0aaprw/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php on line 1167
The Celtics won the lottery, 3 times. - Lakers Pulse

The Celtics won the lottery, 3 times.

The Celtics won the lottery, 3 times.

2017 NBA mock draft – Clayton Fawcette
Five players the Lakers should look at late in the draft
Daniel Bishop’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft

As most of you know, the actual drawing for the draft lottery happens 30-45 minutes before the announcement is made on TV. The Celtics had the highest chance at the #1 pick, and they actually had the winning lottery balls, 3 times in a row. Obviously, they won’t have multiple top picks. Rob Pelinka, representing the Lakers in the draft lottery room, had to be sweating profusely, waiting for the Lakers winning combination to be announced.

After the Celtics had 3 straight winning combinations, the numbers 14, 5, 3, and 12, were drawn. The Lakers have won the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Following the Lakers, the 76ers will draft 3rd.

Following the lottery, Rob Pelinka stated, “I just thanked God.”

For the full video of the drawing of the draft lottery, click HERE.

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka do have a lot to think about over the next few weeks. Lonzo Ball is projected to be taken by the Lakers at #2, but names like De’Aaron Fox and Josh Jackson will also be talked about in the next month and a half. As for trading the pick, it doesn’t sound likely.

For more on the Lakers, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LakersPulse.