- Aug 14, 2011
Clippers pick owed to Boston is literary protected. So they have to make the playoffs for the celts to get the pick.Can someone nutshell this for me? I don't know enough about the nba draft to understand what this says.
Could blowing a 28-point lead deliver a first-round pick to Boston?
The Celtics actually won with the Memphis pick. It could have been from 7-9 and they'd get it at 9 (protected 1-8). However, Memphis is pretty much a wreck now so there's a good chance it will have a higher pick in coming years. The pick is 1-6 protected next year and unprotected the year after. The risk is that when they do the lottery one of the teams from 9-14 will jump over Memphis and they'll will drop back to 9. There's a 39% likelihood that will happen and it's pretty much the worst case scenario.The Celtics lost all their tie breakers.
Amazing how they never seem to get luck in the draft