Found April 03, 2013 on Red's Army:
  One teeny, tiny silver lining for Celtic fans as they watch their team limp to the finish line of the 2012-13 regular season: Boston is aiding its draft status without sacrificing its playoff seeding (at least for the moment while keeping eighth-seeded Milwaukee at arm’s length). ESPN Boston: One upside to losing    As is the case whenever things look bleak, many are resorting to looking ahead to the draft again; figuring this season is already over with, why not look ahead? Chris Forsburg accurately points out in his brief post that the NBA bases its draft selection on your regular season finish as opposed to your finish in the playoffs like other leagues do. This helped the Celtics a few years back if you remember, where a team that lost in the NBA Finals still drafted high enough to land Avery Bradley in the middle of the first round. Forsburg details that since spots 15-30 are determined by overall regular season records, the Celtics would have the 16th pick in the draft right...
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