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Boston Celtics 2016 NBA Draft Pick Tracker: Updated on April 7

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It's a good time to be a Boston Celtics fan. The Cs are a thriving playoff team, and they're in a prime position to make an impactful move this summer. But they'll need some lottery luck for their war chest of picks to be as valuable as it can be.

Listed below are the latest odds and information on all eight of Boston's draft picks, as of April 7. If you'd like to learn more about players the Celtics could select, please order my 2016 NBA Draft Guide, and keep tabs on CelticsBlog for more prospect profiles.

On Tuesday....
  • The Nets lost to the Wizards. That's good, since the Nets are now locked in with a top-4 worst record. They can no longer tie the Wolves, who are currently 5th-worst.
  • The Mavs beat the Rockets. That's bad, since the Mavs extended their lead in the playoff race.
  • The Blazers beat the Thunder. That's good, since the Blazers stay ahead of the Mavs in the standings.

If the season ended on the morning of April 7, the Celtics would have the 4th-best lottery odds, and the following picks: 16th, 23rd or 24th, 31st, 35th, 46th, 52nd, and 58th.

Nets pick (unprotected, currently 4th-best odds)

The Nets pick has an 11.0% chance of being No. 1 and a 37.8% chance of landing in the top 3. Brooklyn is one game behind the Suns (3rd spot). Celtics fans should root for the Nets to lose and the Suns to win. Here are the remaining games with implications on the Nets pick:

Thu, April 7 ----- at Rockets
Fri, April 8 at Hornets -----
Sat, April 9 ----- at Pelicans
Sun, April 10 at Pacers -----
Mon, April 11 vs. Wizards vs. Kings
Tue, April 12 ----- -----
Wed, April 13 vs. Raptors vs. Clippers

Mavs pick (Top-7 protected, currently 16th)

The Mavs are the 7th seed and they're two games ahead of the Rockets (9th seed). Celtics fans should root for the Mavs to lose, and the Rockets, Jazz, Blazers, and Grizzlies to win. The Mavs trail the Blazers and Grizzlies by two games.

If the Mavs do end up missing the playoffs, it'll be helpful if the Wizards and Bulls finish with better records. The pick is Top-7 protected, which means you don't want the Mavs to win the lottery. Fortunately, they can't have better than the 12th-best odds. Here are remaining games with implications on the Mavs pick:

Thu, April 7 ----- ----- vs. Suns ----- -----
Fri, April 8 ***Grizzlies at Mavs*** ----- vs. Clippers -----
Sat, April 9 ----- vs. Warriors ----- ----- vs. Wolves
Sun, April 10 at Clippers ----- vs. Lakers at Nuggets -----
Mon, April 11 at Jazz ----- at Wolves vs. Mavs -----
Tue, April 12 ----- at Clipppers ----- ----- -----
Wed, April 13 vs. Spurs at Warriors vs. Kings at Lakers vs. Nuggets

Celtics pick (currently 23rd or 24th)

The Celtics are tied as the 3rd seed in the East with the Hawks.

The NBA Draft Lottery will be on May 17. The NBA Draft is on June 23. Go to to simulate the lottery.

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