The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery is officially in the books, and while there weren't any huge surprises, there were some teams who saw their positions either improved or worsened based on the way the ping pong balls bounced.
Here are the winners and losers from this year's draft lottery.
Winner: Boston Celtics
As a result of the trade with the Nets that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn in 2013, the Celtics have the right to swap picks with the Nets in this year's draft. They'll do exactly that, after Brooklyn's league-worst record netted them the highest chance of landing the top pick, and the odds held true — which means that a Celtics team that is getting ready to play in the Eastern Conference Finals is getting the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's draft.
Loser: Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid represented the Sixers at the lottery and cracked a predictable number of Trust The Process jokes, but he wasn't laughing anymore by the time the results were revealed.
The best case scenario for Philly would have been to land the No. 1 pick and see the Lakers fall out of the top three, which would have netted the Sixers L.A.'s 2017 first-round pick as well.
Instead, the Lakers ended up with the No. 2 pick, and the Sixers ended up with only the No. 3 selection.
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Winner: Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers had less than a 50 percent chance of landing a top-three pick through the lottery selection process, which means it was more than likely that they'd lose not only this year's first-round selection to the Sixers, but that they'd also be sending their 2019 first-rounder to Orlando.
Thanks to L.A. overcoming the odds and landing the No. 2 pick, neither of those things will happen, and Magic Johnson is now either a bona-fide fortune-teller, or a well-informed team president part of a global conspiracy. You be the judge.
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Losers: Phoenix Suns
The Suns had the second-highest odds of landing the No. 1 pick, and had better than a 55 percent chance of creeping into the top three. But their most likely outcome was a 31.85 percent chance of coming away with the No. 4 pick, and that's precisely where they finished.
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Winners: LaVar and Lonzo Ball
LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, may be feeling like the biggest winner of the night. He's frequently said publicly how his desire was for Lonzo to land with the Lakers, and after L.A. secured the second overall pick in this summer's draft, the path is now clear for his dream to come true.
The loss is only a minor one for the Pelicans, and one that the team is likely at peace with under the circumstances.
New Orleans traded its 2017 first-round pick to the Kings as part of the midseason deal that netted the team DeMarcus Cousins. It was top-three protected this year, meaning that if the Pelicans got lucky enough in the draft lottery to move up and grab a top-three pick, then they'd get to keep it.
But there was less than a 4 percent chance of that happening, and as the odds held true to form, New Orleans ended up with the 10th overall selection, and lost its pick to the Kings.