Paul Pierce wants the Celtics to trade the No. 1 draft pick

After having the best odds for the No. 1 pick in 1997, Boston missed out on the chance to get Tim Duncan; in 1986, the Celtics landed the No. 2 overall pick and used it on Len Bias, who died two days later of a cocaine overdose. NY received the eighth overall pick, which effectively starts the countdown clock to the Draft on June 22.

Now, Pierce has some ideas for what the team should do with the pick. "The window is now". You have to build on this momentum.

"If you can acquire a Paul George, Jimmy Butler, or Gordon (Hayward) from Utah, you have to do it", he continued. "So you've got to send more guys along, so this guy coming back had better be the second coming".

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket as Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, left, and forward Gerald Green, right, try to defend during the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston. But free agency does not begin until July 1, nine days after the draft, which means holding onto the pick would require a risk if getting an established star is their main offseason objective. While Washington guard Markelle Fultz seems most likely to go first, UCLA guard Lonzo Ball (and his annoying father) could also come up in discussions.

Not only that, but they would have had to trade their 2019 first-round pick to Orlando if that happened, so Johnson was all smiles even after finishing behind the rival Celtics.

The Celtics will then still have the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected first round pick next season, giving them further potential trade ammunition - or just the ability to add another young piece to go with Jaylen Brown, last year's No. 3 overall pick, and the top pick in this year's draft. Danny Ainge in Boston continues to see his rebuild get that much better, as he lands the top pick and still owns Brooklyn's pick for next year which could also potentially be another top 5 pick.

"You don't really want to necessarily trade a number one pick in a really good draft for somebody that's halfway through their career, already making max money".

"That's all we working out for is the Lakers", LaVar Ball said in an exclusive interview with Lakers Nation.

"I love Philly, they show me so much love". Since his passing, his heirs have yet to make the playoffs and are essentially forcing me to recite the Ping Pong Ball Prayer moments prior to the lottery. "Whatever a team needs me to do to win, I think I'm capable of doing it".

-Mannix said that Isaiah Thomas and Fultz should be able to play together, using Portland's use of C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard as an example.

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