Did Suns Have Something To Do With Josh Jackson Skipping Celtics Workout?

  • Did Suns Have Something To Do With Josh Jackson Skipping Celtics Workout?

Did Suns Have Something To Do With Josh Jackson Skipping Celtics Workout?

With the No. 3 pick in last week's NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics added some instant offense to their roster in Duke forward Jayson Tatum.

He said his college coach, Mike Krzyzewski, is close with Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

A nice player, for sure, but with all due respect, a bit of a buzzkill. "But you can't make excuses, because there can be times in the future where there's a game or playoff game where you're not feeling well, and nobody's going to care".

Former High Point Christian standout and 2016 North Carolina Mr. Basketball Bam Adebayo was drafted No. 14 overall by the Miami Heat.

The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson during the 2017 NBA Draft even though many believed the Boston Celtics traded down to draft him. Porzingis is still a Knick, ignoring Jackson's phone calls - at least for now. He believes Tatum has the flawless role model in Jaylen Brown, who just happened to be named to the NBA All-Rookie second team. Didn't matter, as those talks dissipated.

As long as he maintains that mindset, Tatum should fit right in with the rest of the Celtics once training camp rolls along. It's just not a move-the-dial, fire-up-the-fan-base pick. He's drawn comparisons to both Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony as a feared isolation scorer who gets buckets from all over the floor.

"LeBron James, he's the difference", the 19-year-old St. Louis native said.

"You guys know my connection to the Boston Celtics and the respect I have for Danny Ainge, but you guys also know how competitive I am and it is a competition", McDonough told AP. "I'm trying not to cry right now". "I'm a huge Jonathan Isaac fan - 6-11, can play three, four and eventually five in the modern National Basketball Association".

But once again we're talking about potential, which of course is another word for unpredictable.

"I think July is the busiest time of the year", Ainge said.

Originally committing to Duke, Ojeleye transferred following his freshman season. red-shirted one year at SMU then went on to be named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year in his first season with the Mustangs.

But it was the same way for last year's No. 3 pick overall - Jaylen Brown. "Great kid, great work ethic", said Stevens of Tatum.

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. So we tried not to overreact to those kinds of things and make a big deal of it. "I think that I get to learn that much more, especially from a veteran team that knows what it takes to get there".

For Brad Stevens, the coaching process has already begun with his newest pupil.

The chatter surrounding whom the Celtics were going to select with the No. 3 pick might be over, but free-agency rumors are still ablaze in Boston. "I had to get up at 4 o'clock and fly back home".