Celtics settle for 6th pick in NBA Draft lottery

NEW YORK (NEWS CENTER) - For the sixth time in Boston Celtics franchise history, they are slated to pick sixth overall in the NBA Draft.

The Celtics, who came into the night with the fifth best odds of landing the number one overall selection, fell one spot after the Cleveland Cavaliers vaulted from the ninth to pick to first despite a 1.7% probability.

The Milwaukee Bucks will select second, South Portland native and Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown will have third pick with the Ortando Magic and Utah Jazz rounding out the top five.

The rest of the lottery is as follows:

7. Los Angeles Lakers

8. Sacramento Kings

9. Charlotte Hornets (from the Detroit Pistons)

10. Philadelphia 76ers (from the New Orleans Pelicans)

11. Denver Nuggets

12. Orlando Magic

13. Minnesota Timberwolves

14. Phoenix Suns

Boston's luck with the sixth pick has been anything but throughout the years with their only major success being Hall of Fame forward Larry Bird out of Indiana State in 1978.

- Kentucky forward Antoine Walker (1996) was a three-time all-star ins seven seasons before being traded to Dallas in 2003.

- Fellow Wlidcat Ron Mercer (1997) was only with Boston for two year before the shooting guard was traded to Denver.

- North Carolina State power forward John Richter averaged only 4.3 ppg in his lone NBA season, but helped the Celtics win the 1960 NBA Finals

- In 1952, the Celtics selected Missouri product Bob Stauffer, who never played an NBA game


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