If the season were to end today (and sometimes I wish it would), the Celtics (13-23, 8th worst in league) would have a 2.8% chance of winning the draft lottery.
The take on the Celtics:
Likely selection with No. 1 pick: Jabari Parker
If the Celtics somehow manage to land the No. 1 pick, I think it will be hard for Danny Ainge to pass on Parker. He’s a fan and while Ainge loves to draft upside, Parker is a great long-term fit for them. He can pretty easily trade Jeff Green and get more assets back, which is a bonus. The dark horse is Embiid. The Celtics need a big man and Ainge is intrigued.
I won’t argue with this prediction. Ford says Parker, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid are the heavy favorites to take home the No. 1 pick.
On my first crack at the Lottery Mock Draft, I got this result: