The Celtics landed the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft (June 22) from the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets gave up three first round picks in a trade with the Celtics that helped them acquire Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, among others. The Celtics will have the Nets' 2018 first round pick in addition to this year's selection.
The Celtics beat the Wizards in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday night. They will face off with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, but will still have the number one overall pick.
Meanwhile, the Nets finished the 2016-17 season with a 20-62 record. Kenny Atkinson was in his first year as head coach of the team.