"The Celtics were ahead of us at No. 3 and they could have selected whoever they wanted to", McDonough, who was once an assistant GM in Boston under Ainge, continued.
The Celtics went on to select Jayson Tatum, a 6'8 small forward from Duke with their first selection. But was that always the plan? With Brown already in place, and the Celtics not infatuated with any player in this draft, why not trade that third pick for a proven commodity? "They got overwhelmed because they don't have a big man in the middle".
But that's the situation Jayson Tatum finds himself in after the Boston Celtics drafted him on Thursday night.
Upon meeting with the media, however, Ainge took the opportunity about the player they passed on, Kansas forward Josh Jackson. I talked to Coach Self last night and he swears by Josh and he swears by his character.
On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available. "They canceled a workout on us when we flew out to Sacramento, and they just made a decision to cancel it as we flew - just Brad [Stevens] and I and [assistant GM] Mike Zarren flew cross-country".
"We think Josh can bring a lot to the game that you can't teach", Watson said. Ainge also said that the Celtics are looking to get some added size to their roster. "They're a great team, they were the No. 1 seed in the East a year ago, and I just think with so many great veterans and great players like Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford, [Jae] Crowder, [Avery] Bradley, there's so much I can learn from those guys". "For me and my mom for everything we've been through and even for my Dad and everybody back home in St. Louis and the Duke family and everyone is happy for me".
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What did Danny do in Sacramento instead of meeting with Jackson?
Ainge, who briefly played for the Kings during his National Basketball Association career, joked "there's nothing to do in Sacramento".
"I'd like to consult my attorney B.J. Armstrong (Jackson's agent)", McDonough said with a smile.
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And he had particularly high praise for Thomas, saying, "He's one of the best players".
"You still have to look for the mature player that can have an impact on your National Basketball Association roster sooner than later". (The feeling appeared to be mutual.) Which doesn't mean Jackson isn't going to use the Celtics' pick as motivation. To get us going on a (way too early) look at how the next class of prospects might shake out, we've put together our very first 2018 mock draft.
Smith will get a strong chance to start with the Mavericks believing that Yogi Ferrell is better-suited to a backup role even though he made a splash that earned him a two-year deal after the undrafted rookie joined the Mavericks on a 10-day contract. "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.