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Do you believe the NBA is fair essentially would they give us 1 and 2

Yes they would if the balls bounce our way
77 (82.8%)
No they wouldn't under any circumstance
16 (17.2%)

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Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 08:27:54 AM »

Offline Th3M2n

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Oh for the love of god, how detached from reality does someone have to be to think the league has that type of power AND is that shady...

I mean the actual lottery is done with ALL the lottery teams in the actual room as the balls bounce around and come out.  Are you seriously telling me some of you guys think the league controls which balls come up through the machine every year like magic or something?

Good lord...

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 08:57:35 AM »

Offline slamtheking

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Oh for the love of god, how detached from reality does someone have to be to think the league has that type of power AND is that shady...

I mean the actual lottery is done with ALL the lottery teams in the actual room as the balls bounce around and come out.  Are you seriously telling me some of you guys think the league controls which balls come up through the machine every year like magic or something?

Good lord...
I took the OP to mean that is there a possibility that the league would intervene post-drawing to prevent the C's from having the top 2 picks, not beforehand.  that's a whole other conspiracy theory

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2017, 09:45:30 AM »

Offline Granath

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The league is being run by Silver, not Stern, and therefore I'm not worried about it. No frozen envelopes anymore.
Jaylen Brown will be an All Star in the next 5 years.

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 10:37:25 AM »

Offline bellerephon

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The draft lottery is supervised by an outside organization, not the NBA itself.

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2017, 10:56:51 AM »

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They would, but the probability is extremely low so it won't happen. And when it doesn't happen, there will be a (small) group of people that claim that we didn't get the #1 and #2 picks solely because the league conspired against us

The tower of Reynolds Wrap on my head told me that the NBA has already taken steps to prevent this, and not only that, BitterJim facilitated the WHOLE THING from the inside (of his living room).
Give us this pick, Almighty Red
And forgive us our tanking
As we forgive those who tanked against us
And lead us not into the lottery
But deliver us from losing

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Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2017, 10:59:02 AM »

Offline BitterJim

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They would, but the probability is extremely low so it won't happen. And when it doesn't happen, there will be a (small) group of people that claim that we didn't get the #1 and #2 picks solely because the league conspired against us

The tower of Reynolds Wrap on my head told me that the NBA has already taken steps to prevent this, and not only that, BitterJim facilitated the WHOLE THING from the inside (of his living room).

This is a bold faced lie!

It was from the family room.
I'm bitter.

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 11:30:08 AM »

Offline footey

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In the lottery this year, the Celtics got the number 1 pick 3 times in a row!! It wasn't until the 4th draw that another team (the Lakers) got the next pick. 

Seems to reinforce the notion that the lottery is rigged against the Celtics.

Guys would go to jail if it were ever shown the lottery was rigged.

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2017, 11:33:40 AM »

Offline JHTruth

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 Curious to see if you think the NBA is fair in this scenario.
 NBA Fans would be so mad, So outraged, if everything went our we and we selected Bagley JR, and Porter JR, both guys end with Jr, how bout that.
 We beat the Cavs, Lose to the Warriors in six then come back with the first two picks in the draft, can you imagine that? Would the league really allow it.

Doubtful.

I think the best they would allow would be the 1st overall and the 3rd. Which is fine with me. Draft Bagley and Doncic...

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2017, 11:36:10 AM »

Offline triboy16f

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 Curious to see if you think the NBA is fair in this scenario.
 NBA Fans would be so mad, So outraged, if everything went our we and we selected Bagley JR, and Porter JR, both guys end with Jr, how bout that.
 We beat the Cavs, Lose to the Warriors in six then come back with the first two picks in the draft, can you imagine that? Would the league really allow it.

Its not rigged bro  ;D

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2017, 12:11:54 PM »

Offline Rosco917

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What choice would they have? Do you think they'd invent a rule change?

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2017, 12:21:30 PM »

Offline mef730

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They would, but the probability is extremely low so it won't happen. And when it doesn't happen, there will be a (small) group of people that claim that we didn't get the #1 and #2 picks solely because the league conspired against us

You know, though, that if we do get the #1 and #2 pick, there will be a much larger group of people in LA that claim that the league conspired for us.

Mike
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Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2017, 01:51:03 PM »

Offline droopdog7

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Looking ahead, here is my question about the lottery.  During the unveil, will  the sixers pick be labeled as sixers or celtics?  Would be awfully confusing if the NBA did what they did this year, which is label the sixers pick to the kings. 

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2017, 02:48:30 PM »

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Danny would trade them for #3 & #4...and future Picks
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Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2017, 03:18:37 PM »

Offline nickagneta

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League has no say in where the picks lay and can't make post facto rules to take the picks away. Horrible thread but it is August.

Re: Poll: Would the NBA Allow the Celtics to receive the #1 and #2 pick
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2017, 03:40:00 PM »

Offline Surferdad

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 Curious to see if you think the NBA is fair in this scenario.
 NBA Fans would be so mad, So outraged, if everything went our we and we selected Bagley JR, and Porter JR, both guys end with Jr, how bout that.
 We beat the Cavs, Lose to the Warriors in six then come back with the first two picks in the draft, can you imagine that? Would the league really allow it.

Doubtful.

I think the best they would allow would be the 1st overall and the 3rd. Which is fine with me. Draft Bagley and Doncic...
Did you even read the thread?  On what basis could they take away assets?