Tatum, meanwhile, was considered perhaps the best pure shooter that the draft's Big Four - with Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and Tatum considered the best of this class - had to offer.
Stevens, along with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and the rest of the Celtics basketball ops staff, have become enamored by Tatum's craft over the last several months. He resisted the temptations teams across the league were offering for that golden pile of assets Ainge continues to protect like a Brinks guard. Next year's Brooklyn Nets pick or the additional draft the Celtics will receive from the 76ers might be on the table.
The countdown to the 2017 NBA Draft is upon us. Instead, they drafted No. 3 overall and got an early first-round pick in either 2018 or 2019 from Philly.
Jackson canceled a workout with the organization scheduled for June 12.
Flying from Boston to Sacramento is no small trip. "Went at a high tempo, but when he missed a shot he never showed anything but resolve to make the next one".
Brown, who got his feet wet as a roleplayer for the Celtics this past season, with 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 17:14 minutes of action per game as a rookie, is known as an athletic project that could turn into a monster at the National Basketball Association level if and when his shot comes along with the rest of his game.
"We would have picked Jayson with the first pick". Tatum has great speed, size and rebounding ability for someone playing his position and can be a facilitator in getting his teammates the ball when they have a chance to score. There's a lot to like about Jayson.
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Phil Jackson coached Scottie Pippen, a fast, slender, 6-foot-8 perimeter player blessed with terrific court vision and defensive instincts.
Then, it was believed that Boston could save the night by stealing Paul George away from the Lakers.
The Celtics may get another top choice out of it as well. Once a projected pick in this year's draft before deciding to return to college for his senior season, Graham said he will have no conflicting emotions while watching Thursday's broadcast. A Boston source gave a different story, telling ESPN that Jackson had refused to work out for the Celtics unless they guaranteed him they would draft him at No. 3.
The Celtics began the afternoon waiting for the monumental asking price on Porzingis to drop.
Boston is crowded at Tatum's position on the wing, with Jae Crowder and last year's No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown already on the roster, but after trading down from the No. 1 pick to add a future first-round pick this week, general manager Danny Ainge could cash in his trade chips for a star in the near future.
Brad Stevens gazed intently across the Celtics' locker room Friday (AEDT), his eyes locked on a flat-screen TV that was broadcasting the NBA Draft. In spite of that, we've watched Josh for two years and we're fans.