2017 NBA Draft lottery order set

The ping-pong balls have spoken, and the Boston Celtics will have the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

The order of the first 14 picks in the 2017 NBA Draft, also known as the lottery, was revealed Tuesday night, and the Boston Celtics, thanks to a trade made with the Brooklyn Nets in 2013, will receive the first pick. The Los Angeles Lakers will pick second, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers third, Phoenix Suns fourth and Sacramento Kings fifth. The complete NBA Draft Lottery order is listed at the bottom of this post.

Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox were both in attendance at the NBA Draft lottery on Thursday. (photo by Chet White, UK Athletics)

Where and when the first Kentucky Wildcat is taken won’t be determined until the actual NBA Draft, which is set for June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries are Kentucky’s five early entrants who have submitted their names for consideration in the NBA Draft. Freshman guard Hamidou Diallo also submitted his name for the draft but, unlike the other five aforementioned players, has not signed with an agent and can still return to school as long as he doesn’t. Diallo has until May 24 to decide whether he will remain in the draft or come back to UK.

Fox and Monk, who were both in attendance at the lottery drawing, are projected by many to go somewhere in the top 10 this summer. Adebayo and Diallo are projected to be late first-, early second-round picks.

For the second consecutive year, former UK star guard Devin Booker represented his Phoenix Suns at the lottery. A year ago, Booker invited his friend Jenna Warren to accompany him to the lottery, and this year he took 11-year-old Suns superfan Noah Smith, a Special Olympics athlete.

Coach Cal, who has had 39 players drafted during his Hall of Fame career, has had 14 players taken in the lottery in seven drafts at Kentucky, including a record-tying four lottery selections in 2015. Calipari has churned out 28 NBA Draft picks (more than double any other coach), including 21 first-rounders, in his first seven drafts with the Wildcats.

In 2010, five Wildcats were taken in the first round for the first time in NBA history. Six total Cats were selected in the 2012 and 2015 NBA Draft, which is the most in the two-round era. Kentucky’s four lottery picks in 2015 tied an NBA Draft record. Coach Cal is the only coach to produce the top two picks in the same draft (2012), and his four career No. 1 overall selections are twice as many as any other coach.

2017 NBA Draft Lottery

1. Boston Celtics
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Phoenix Suns
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Orlando Magic
7. Minnesota Timberwolves
8. New York Knicks
9. Dallas Mavericks
10. Sacramento Kings
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Detroit Pistons
13. Denver Nuggets
14. Miami Heat