The Celtics won the NBA draft lottery. Seriously.
Boston entered the night with a 25-percent chance of landing the top pick, which was revealed just before 9 p.m.
Washington point guard Markelle Fultz is expected to be the first overall pick, with UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, Kansas small forward Josh Jackson and Duke forward Jayson Tatum expected to round out the top four.
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After the lottery, C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he hasn't decided which player he would take with the pick.
"I wouldn't say that yet," Ainge said. "It hasn't been narrowed down to one or two."
In an exclusive interview on CSN's Early Edition, Fultz said prior to the order being revealed that he hoped for an opportunity to team with Isaiah Thomas in Boston.
"Me and Isaiah Thomas would be a great backcourt," Fultz said. "I think the opportunity that would be there would be amazing, just for him to play off the ball, where I think he’s better at, or for him to play on-ball and I could play off the ball. I think the chemistry would be amazing."
The Lakers will pick second, a scenario that could grant Ball's family's wish that he end up in Los Angeles. Sacramento’s pick moved into the top three, causing the 76ers to exercise their option to swap picks with the Kings.
Co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was the Celtics’ representative on stage at the event, fellow co-owner Steve Pagliuca was in the room for the actual lottery process.
The order of the draft lottery is as follows:
The winning pick, along with three others, was acquired from Brooklyn in the 2013 offseason trade that sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry and T.J. White to the Nets.