Re: Celtics fined by the league for excessive contact with Durant.
It's highly unlikely for Durant to suffer a major injury, but it's always a possibility. If you're guaranteed to be a top pick in the current draft, why risk it?
It's kind of like saying, "Here, I'll give you 8 million dollars. And I'll also give you the option to win another $50,000. You have a 99.9% chance of winning the $50,000, but if you lose the extra $50,000 you lose EVERYTHING; including the 8 million. Do you take the nearly certain $8,050,000, or the the guaranteed $8,000,000?