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It seems like the Suns were behind Josh Jackson skipping Celtics workout

28 June 2017

In his hand, Silver held a card.

The Celtics landed SMU forward Semi Ojeleye at No. 37 overall, the first of Boston's three second-round selections.

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Back inside the core of TD Garden, Stevens rose from his seat and slowly walked toward the TV as ESPN began displaying Tatum's college highlights, all of which the coach had surely seen countless times before.

Still, watch enough of Tatum and it's hard to ignore how polished he looks on the offensive end. He had completely cut himself off from the buzzing conversations that were taking place behind him as he stood grinning with his lips slightly ajar, occasionally nodding with approval. "Jaylen Brown gives you defense, Jayson Tatum gives you instant offense".

Ainge wasn't made available to the media until after the draft concluded. "Great kid, great work ethic", said Stevens of Tatum.

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We saw Jimmy Butler get sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting him with head coach Tom Thibodeau and forming a scary front three of Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

Tatum, most likely worn out and jet-lagged through a non-stop draft night, still smiled his way through the press conference and said all of the right things.

It was 6-foot-8 Jayson Tatum out of Duke.

The St. Louis native averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in his lone season at Duke, helping the Blue Devils win the ACC tournament at Barclays Center.

One NBA exec told the Herald that Ainge would love to find a way to get North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who isn't rated as high as the third overall pick.

Jayson Tatum is among the most promising prospects in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft class.

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At 5 feet 11, Mason didn't crack the National Basketball Association draft projection outlets until late in his remarkable senior season. The Celtics are likely putting a trade proposal for the Indiana Pacers now.

This felt like the year that the Celtics were finally going to cash-in some of the assets stashed away in their treasure trove of draft picks. Second-round picks don't get guaranteed contracts like first-rounders do. The reward could be huge, given his athleticism and the strong skills he showed during his pre-draft workouts.

Ainge fueled the Jackson-to-the-Celtics speculation by saying, "There is a good chance the player we take at No. 3 will be the exact player we would have taken at No. 1". "Now we've got a lot of position-less players that can dribble, pass, and shoot".

After watching the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and Cavaliers, a man-on-man scorer is high on the Celtics' list. I started to lose faith and I was falling behind other guys that were playing so well.

And he said he can't wait until he visits his new home, Boston.

And he knows exactly who he'll be going up against.

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It seems like the Suns were behind Josh Jackson skipping Celtics workout