Around the NBA 11/24: Things Celtics fans should know from last night
With the Celtics getting the night off, there were 14 NBA teams in action last night, as well as a Ben Simmons sighting. Here are things you should know:
2016 DRAFT PICK WATCH
1. The Nets, at 3-11, did not play last night. The Celtics own the Brooklyn Nets 2016 first-round draft pick.
2. The Timberwolves got their first home win last night. Playing the 76ers can do that for you. They are now 6-8. Minnesota will convey their first-round pick to the Celtics only if it falls between 13-30. If Minnesota's pick falls between 1-12, they will instead convey their second-round picks in 2016 and 2017.
3. The Mavericks, at 9-5, did not play last night. Dallas will convey their first-round pick to the Celtics only if it falls between 8-30. If Dallas' pick falls between 1-7, the conditional 2016 pick will become a 2017 first-round pick with the same conditions.
ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS WATCH
4. The Knicks lost to the Heat in Miami 95-78.
5. The 76ers fell to the Timberwolves 100-95.
Atlantic Division as of 11/24 Toronto 9-6
New York 8-7
FORMER CELTIC WATCH
6. Rajon Rondo may be playing well, but this minutes streak is getting out of hand. Unclear what George Karl's motivations are. He played 46 minutes last night, and finished with 14 points, 20 assists, 8 rebounds and 4 steals. The Kings lost to the Hornets in OT.
BEN SIMMONS WATCH
7. LSU played their first difficult game of the season last night against Marquette and came up short 81-80. However, Simmons still demonstrated how special he is. Like, one of the most special players to go through the college ranks in a very long time. He finished with 21 points, 20 rebounds and 7 assists.