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Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:50

Celtics set to Pick at Number Six

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Celtics Co-Owner Steve Pagliuca brought a lucky rooster, but the Celtics pick fell one slot shy from where they were projected, sliding to No. 6 overall in this year’s NBA draft. The Celtics had a 10.3 Percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick.

Sporting a tie given to him by Red Auerbach, Pagliuca unfortunately could not bring the type of fortune that Tommy Heinsohn and M.L. Carr failed to do before him in 1997 and 2007.

The last time the Celtics were in the lottery, they famously traded the No. 5 pick in the 2007 draft as part of a package for Ray Allen, which jump started the eventual Kevin Garnett trade to Boston.

The Cleveland Cavaliers miraculously won the No. 1 pick once again, this time after only having a 1.7 Percent chance of getting the top spot. This will be Cleveland’s third No. 1 selection in the last four years. They selected Anthony Bennett in last year’s draft and Kyrie Irving in 2011. LeBron James was also selected No. 1 by them in 2003.

After coming in with the best odds, Milwaukee slots in at No. 2, while Philadelphia rounds out the top three.

Here is the 2014 draft order:

Cleveland Cavaliers

Milwaukee Bucks

Philadelphia 76ers

Orlando Magic

Utah Jazz

Boston Celtics

Los Angeles Lakers

Sacramento Kings

Charlotte Hornets

Philadelphia 76ers

Denver Nuggets

Orlando Magic

Minnesota Timberwolves

Phoenix Suns

 

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Cory Prescott

Cory Prescott is a Celtics beat reporter for CLNS Radio. Currently, he also writes for Boston Sports Then & Now. A recent addition to CLNS Radio, Cory owns a degree in Communications - Journalism from Susquehanna University, where he spent three years as the sports editor for the school's weekly newspaper, working as well for the Crusaders Athletics Communications Department.

Following graduation, Cory spent time writing for Maine Hockey Journal, as well as his own blog, Brain Freeze. A native Mainer, Cory has been residingĀ in Boston for the past two years. Follow Cory on twitter @CoryPrescott7.