2017 NBA draft
Sat, 2017-Jun-24 01:47 UTC
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The 2017 NBA draft was held on June 22, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players.
The draft lottery took place during the playoffs on May 16, 2017. The 53–29 Boston Celtics, who were also the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference and reached the Eastern Conference Finals at the time of the NBA draft lottery, won the #1 pick with pick swapping rights thanks to a previous, infamous trade with the Brooklyn Nets, who had the worst record the previous season. The Los Angeles Lakers, who risked losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers this year, moved up two spots to get the #2 pick, while Philadelphia moved up to receive the #3 due to the Sacramento Kings moving up in the draft, which activated pick swapping rights the 76ers had from an earlier trade. On June 19, four days before the NBA draft began, the Celtics and 76ers traded their top first round picks to each other, meaning the holders of the top four picks of this year's draft would be the exact same as the previous year's draft was. The draft class is the youngest draft class ever with the most freshmen and least seniors selected in the first round. It was the third time, and the second in a row, that three players were selected from Serbian team Mega Leks in the same draft (Vlatko Čančar, Ognjen Jaramaz, Alpha Kaba), with it previously occurring during the 2014 and 2016 NBA draft.
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