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Quickies: Celtics Win Top Pick Edition

The Boston Celtics were the big winners of the NBA Draft lottery and more in today's quickies!

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It's a great day for Boston Celtics fans. After beating the Washington Wizards (and our beloved John Wall) in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, they turned around and got the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft with the draft lottery last night. They hardly stand a chance against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they are getting closer and closer to being one of the most formidable forces in the NBA.

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The Brooklyn Nets have to still be kicking themselves for what they did to their franchise when they traded all these picks.

Your quickies

Where things stand with Bamba, Diallo, other UK targets | Lexington Herald Leader recruiting analyst Evan Daniels talked to the Herald-Leader on Monday about Mohamed Bamba, Hamidou Diallo, Cam Johnson and more.

Hamidou Diallo working out for NBA teams - 247
After a strong athletic showing at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last week, Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo is working out for a handful of NBA teams this week.

Two Wildcats Earn ITA Regional Awards | UK Wildcats News
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2016-17 Division I regional award winners on Tuesday, with junior Will Bushamuka and senior Nils Ellefsen earning awards.

NBA Draft analyst talks future of Kentucky’s Hamidou Diallo | Lexington Herald Leader analyst Jonathan Givony talks about UK basketball player Hamidou Diallo and his possibilities for this year’s NBA Draft. "The teams I’ve talked to, they don’t know much about him. I guess it’s just going to come down to these workouts now."

Women's Soccer Releases 2017 Fall Schedule | UK Wildcats News
The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team announced its fall schedule on Tuesday afternoon, highlighted by home games with rival Louisville.

Devin Booker attends NBA lottery with new friend and new facial hair | Kentucky Sports Radio
A new friend and new hair for Devin Booker.

Elite point guard includes UK on list of six finalists " UK recruiting news
Javonte Smart announced Tuesday morning that he has narrowed his recruitment to six schools, including Kentucky.

Euler’s Surge has Wildcats in Hunt with 18 Holes to Play | UK Wildcats News
After a 9-over-par team score on Tuesday, the Kentucky men’s golf team is still in contention and just one shot out of the top five heading into the final day of competition at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.

Darnold, Rosen, Allen: No sure-fire franchise QBs in next wave -
The next wave of college quarterbacks is already generating plenty of buzz in NFL circles. Is it warranted? Bucky Brooks reveals his take after studying tape of the signal-callers.

2017 NBA Draft Lottery winners and losers - Fox Sports
The Celtics are obvious winners, making it to the conference finals and getting the No. 1 draft pick in the same year. They're still milking that Brooklyn Nets trade for all it's worth.

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard - Sports Illustrated
Without Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs don't seem to have much hope. The Golden State Warriors dropped them 136-100 in game 2 to take a 2-0 series lead.

Lonzo Ball might only work out for Lakers - ESPN
The Ball story keeps getting weirder. He's likely to be the No. 2 pick, right behind Markelle Fultz (unless De'Aaron keeps gaining ground), which would put him in Los Angeles. But working out for just one team would give off an odd vibe to other teams, would it not?

Michael Bennett says Kaepernick would fit well in Seattle - Washington Post
Colin Kaepernick is still a young and capable quarterback, but free agency has not been kind to him as he deals with what may or may not be the backlash of his comments and statements on race relations in America. According to Bennett, the Seattle Seahawks should bring him on board.

Preds complete comeback to take game 3 -
Nasvhille took game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks, winning 2-1 to take a 2-1 series lead. It's the 10th consecutive home playoff win for the Predators.

Katy Perry joins American Idol as judge - New York Daily News