Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade

Jackson said he has spoken with Celtics forward Jaylen Brown several times as well. He resisted the temptations teams across the league were offering for that golden pile of assets Ainge continues to protect like a Brinks guard. If so, they will get a terrific small forward-type player.

With his new head coach Brad Stevens and Boston Celtics ownership and front office officials surrounding him, Jayson Tatum's mind seemed to be somewhere else briefly.

Should the Celtics decide to deal the pick, no shortage of franchises interested in Jackson would make offers.

North Carolina State's Dennis Smith poses for photos while walking the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.

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Ally McCaslin was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2017 Friday evening at Township Auditorium in Columbia. But I know my progress has led me to being able to have three really good at-bats.

Jackson refused to come to Boston and, finally, when Ainge and Stevens were flying cross-country to Sacramento earlier in the week to see Jackson work out, Jackson's camp canceled the workout at the last minute. With Danny Ainge a constant threat to wheel and deal as the general manager in Boston, Tatum's status may remain in flux until he hits the court in November. "Went at a high tempo, but when he missed a shot he never showed anything but resolve to make the next one". Boston may have selected Tatum anyway, but Jackson made their decision much easier by acting as if he didn't want to play for the Celtics.

Tatum can especially score, with what Krzyzewski told confidantes are the most moves of any player he's ever coached.

Tatum is touted as the best offensive prospect in this draft. Most projections have Giles as a late first-round pick. I say they'd get closer but probably not. He has the size to in theory play both forward positions, and the length to be a passable defender with some added work.

Jayson Tatum and one of his mentors, Bradley Beal, have held a lot in common over the years. If the Celtics can pry Paul George from the Pacers, Tatum can learn from playing behind him and incumbent starter Jae Crowder for the season.

Chandrababu Naidu congratulates Kidambi Srikanth for winning Australian Open
Srikanth continued to remain aggressive but trailed for the first time in the second game after a successful challenge from Chen. The lead was swinging between the two shuttlers, but It was Srikanth who held his nerves and eventually won the game 22-20.

Fultz is the all-but-certain first pick in Thursday night's NBA draft and wore shoes made of - what else? - basketballs to Barclays Center for the festivities. "This NBA draft will probably feature 14 or 15 freshmen and one, two, three global teenagers in the first round", said Fraschilla, who sees the draft similar to baseball.

The Celtics began the afternoon waiting for the monumental asking price on Porzingis to drop.

- The Celtics were still in the No. 3 draft position as the National Basketball Association wheels continued to turn on Wednesday, but as we've been reminded in these last trade-filled days, everything can change in a NY minute.

The Suns, obviously, were thrilled to draft Jackson and it looks like they might have had a hand in swaying him away from Boston.

Here are the first vicious National Basketball Association shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball
Not only was LaVar so sure that Lonzo would be selected No. 2 overall, but he said Lonzo will turn around the Lakers in one year. He claimed that Zeus and Jesus told him that the Los Angels Lakers would take his son, Lonzo .

Coach Rick Carlisle said after the choice was announced that he was projecting Smith as a starter, which means the Mavericks should know their lineup when the season opens with four other projected starters under contract.

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