Around the NBA 12/11: Things Celtics fans should know from last night
There were 8 teams in action last night. Here are some things you should know:
2016 DRAFT PICK WATCH
1. The Nets moved to 7-15 with a home win over the 76ers. They have the fourth worst record in the NBA and are only two games out of being the ninth worst. The Celtics own the Nets 2016 first-round draft pick.
2. The Timberwolves were idle and remain 9-11. However, they are only one game back of the eighth seed. 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. Thus, this pick would NOT be conveyed if the season were to end today.
3. The Mavericks were idle and remain 13-10. They are currently tied for the fourth seed with the Clippers and Grizzlies. 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. Thus, this pick would be conveyed if the season were to end today.
ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS WATCH
4. The Nets beat the 76ers 100-91.
5. The Knicks lost to the Kings 99-97.
Atlantic Division as of 12/11 Toronto 14-9
New York 10-14
6. RajonRondo played 40 minutes last night in the Kings win over the Knicks. He finished with 16 points, 12 assists, 9 rebounds and only 3 turnovers.
7. PaulPierce played 5 minutes with 0 points in the Clippers loss to the Bulls last night.
COUNTDOWN TO CELTICS ENDING WARRIORS WIN STREAK ON 12/11/15