After the Lakers received the second pick in Tuesday night's National Basketball Association draft lottery, the chances that the team might select Lonzo Ball appeared to get a boost.
The Celtics had just one day off after eliminating the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of the conference semifinals - but what a day it was. But according to Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, the team already seems set on what to do with that prized pick. "There's a lot of good feelings around the Celtics right now". "We could get a little help for tomorrow night".
The Knicks drew the 8th pick in Tuesday night's NBA Draft lottery as the Boston Celtics took home the coveted first pick. We're excited. When he said who was No. 4, I went, 'OK, I'm good now.' If I get [No.] 3, I'm good. I mean, really, the top seed with the top pick? "This is what Brooklyn wanted to do, wanted to go all on it, chase a championship".
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won't be forgotten.
With the first overall pick a year ago, they drafted forward Ben Simmons out of LSU. They had approximately an 18% percent shot of getting in the top three.
But the Celtics' choice is not important; L.A. got exactly what it needed this year.
While Washington guard Markelle Fultz appears to be the most likely selection for the Celtics with the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's NBA Draft, Danny Ainge has been known to surprise people.
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The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners, moving up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. If the Lakers would have dropped outside of the top three, their pick would have gone to the Philadelphia 76ers (who will be picking third overall, thanks to a pick swap with the Sacramento Kings) as part of a trade from a few years back. Given the second-highest odds (19.9%) of landing the number one pick, Phoenix fell into the fourth spot.
While Lakers draft rumors are already starting, a lot of them point to Lonzo Ball.
King will probably be mocked once again a year from now, when the Celtics - again - get Brooklyn's first-round pick.
In all fairness, however, I can not explain why the New York Knicks dropped to eight overall behind the Minnesota Timberwolves despite being tied in odds.
With recent speculation suggesting the lottery is fixed, the Suns dropping out of the top three will do nothing to quash those claims.
In the end, the Celtics and Lakers were the big victor on lottery night. But they are still very much underdogs to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
North Korea's Sunday missile test was the first successful launch since the deployment of the THAAD system in early May . The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States.
Daley Blind will be among those rested at St Mary's but Marouane Fellaini will return, having served a three match-suspension. But when you look back on it and analyse it, I think it'll confirm what I've thought about my team all season.
PLUS she'd had the sense to wear undies that matched her dress, so at least that avoided an embarrassing mismatch situation. The video shows the brunette beauty donning a satin robe that highlighted her ample cleavage.
As a kickback, the company had paid him Rs 10 lakh and the money was deposited into the bank account of his son Gagan Baderiya. Baderiya was director, Mines and Geology Department, when Kumaraswamy was the Chief Minister.
However, a second wave of the attack that many feared would be carried out with mutated versions of the malware did not happen. James Clapper told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that he expects similar attacks to become a growing problem in the future.
If true, this is not the first time Erdogan's security forces have roughed up protesters on United States soil, says Quartz . The document said four or five Middle Eastern men in dark suits from the second group assaulted the peaceful protesters.
Keep a back-up of all key files and information, ideally in an online storage service like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive . This ransomware takes advantage of a security hole in Windows server software that can be closed by an update from Microsoft .
Liberal Leader Christy Clark represents the Okanagan constituency of Kelowna West, but voted at a community centre in Vancouver. However, it marks a rebuke for the governing party, who have been reduced from the 47 seats they held going into the election.
There are plenty of theories - among them that far too many computers in hospitals were running Windows XP. Two "accidental heroes" halted the attack by registering a domain name hidden in the malware.
Massive cyber attack creates chaos around the world
Britain's NHS is the world's fifth-largest employer after the U.S. and Chinese militaries, Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald's. That said, a hacker could remove the domain and try the ransomware attack again, reports CNN .
What the Tech: How to Fight Ransomware Part II
In March, we released a security update which addresses the vulnerability that these attacks are exploiting. If there's anything, Microsoft should indeed be appreciated for their response on the entire issue.
Growing chorus of Republicans want Comey to testify
Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), one of Putin's vocal defenders in Congress, McCarthy told NBC News it was a "bad attempt at a joke". But barring recordings, a memo still becomes a case of "he said, she said", said former prosecutor Jonathan Lopez.
Ford to cut 1400 salaried jobs in North America, Asia
The automaker is under intensifying pressure from shareholders to improve its profits and boost its lagging stock price. The company's share price has fallen by almost 40% since Mr Fields took up his role in the middle of 2014.
NHS systems returning to normal after cyber attack
The company said the virus has been localized and "technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antivirus protection". Discover whether you have been infected, limit the spread as far as possible then neutralise to avoid the malware detonating.
Senate Intelligence Committee leaders demand Comey's notes
In a freaky twist on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions. The White House disputed Comey's account of the February conversation concerning Flynn, but did not offer specifics.
Bitdefender blocks WannaCry ransomware attack
The software held the victims' computers hostage and threatened to delete their files unless they paid $300. In a year ago India has seen at least three sophisticated ransomware attacks on Indian companies and banks.
Jury gets case in Oklahoma officer's trial
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Ducks resting up for aggressive Preds down 2-1 in West
But this is a business at the end of the day and you have to win to stay together, and we want to keep this group together. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, O'Brien was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks.
Chelsea Manning leaves military prison
She remained housed at Fort Leavenworth, an all-male Army prison, despite her request to transfer to a civilian women's prison. Manning's original sentence was longer than those handed down to military personnel convicted of murder, rape, and war crimes.