5 teams that need to nail the NBA Draft, ranked


While Isaiah Thomas is the face of the Boston Celtics franchise at the moment, he has talked with Markelle Fultz about the prospects of joining the gang green.

"I believe in these guys", Thomas told reporters Thursday. Keeping everyone in the fold will undoubtedly mean exceeding the cap and incurring a luxury tax bill of some significance, but as far as problems go, having to pony up for young talent is a desirable one. I also know that they're gonna turn it into whatever the best asset it can be. "They were more physical", said Thomas, who added 10 assists.

This would be a sport-changing deal, and set up the Sixers to become a power. With that trade, as most may remember, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry went to Brooklyn for some role players and Brooklyn's first round draft picks for four of the next five seasons.

"Before the draft previous year, Danny [Ainge] was trying to get two picks, not just Jaylen Brown", MacMullan said. Two of those picks have already been made, with James Young at No. 17 in the 2014 NBA Draft and Jaylen Brown at No. 3 in last year's draft.

If the Celtics don't want to draft, can they go out and trade it? "For him to play off the ball, where I think he's better at it, or him to play on ball and I can play off the ball, I think the chemistry would be awesome".

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"[Playing on or off the ball] really doesn't matter to me. It's one game. They took care of business, and we've just got to take care of business Game 2".

"I think with Boston and L.A. getting No. 1 and No. 2, I think it makes it highly unlikely that Butler and George are involved in trades with those two teams", Wojnarowski said when asked about "big moves" from the Celtics and Lakers. And then I can play on the ball as well.

Ball's ascent to stardom might even enable Magic Johnson to convince the Buss family to use the stretch provision on Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng, opening up room for a second big-name player to come to Los Angeles with George next summer.

"No, it doesn't matter". "We have to do our best fixing it up appropriately without overdoing it and make sure we try to do our best to keep him in front".

Again, this is a great problem for the Celtics to have.