Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

He is sizzle, and Ainge made a decision to go with patience.

- Kristaps Porzingis. Wow, he could've been fun. For missing an exit meeting?

While the Celtics did not scoop up Butler, but they still added a new face to their team. Star power matters in this league. "They're a great team, they were the No. 1 seed in the East past year, 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". Ojeleye has a great chance of making the Celtics roster, depending on who the team can sign during the rest of this offseason. He's projected to go just outside the top 10 - maybe to Charlotte at No. 11 or Detroit at No. 12 - and is considered a late-riser as he's impressed during pre-draft workouts.

"That's a great compliment, especially with all the great guys in this class", Tatum said. The Sixers are expected to take Washington's Markelle Fultz with the first pick.

It was unlikely that Ainge put Tatum or the third pick into play with the Pacers, considering that most believe George ultimately will join his hometown Lakers. "He's a great kid, has great work ethic".

"The salary cap did have an impact on us over the last few days", Ainge said. "A lot of times you get calls back from the teams after they work you out and they have questions and they want input and feedback". The NBA free agency period starts a week from today, on July 1, and everyone in Boston is expecting the Celtics to go out and sign a big-name player.

NY is conveniently located between both cities and 76ers fans have made the trip here frequently over the last couple years as their team has had high picks - including the No. 1 choice the last two years. "He's got terrific upside as a player". We try not to overreact to those types of things and make a big deal of it. Agents and players have all sorts of motivations to get to certain places. "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".

It didn't come as a surprise to read that Knicks president Phil Jackson has an interest in obtaining the most productive, versatile one-and-done player in Kansas history.

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"I think that, in this kind of position-less league, those guys are really valuable", Stevens said. "That's what we talked about".

When Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens, and other personnel arrived at the workout following the cross country flight, Jackson canceled on them. As soon as he stepped on campus, he was going right at everybody.

The Boston Red Sox had the night off and host those L.A. Angels at Fenway Park tonight, and at the game the Red Sox will officially retire the number 34 worn by a fellow named David Ortiz, the greatest clutch hitter in the history of the franchise.

When asked about other prospects, Bilas said Jarrett Allen of Texas "is a good prospect" but is raw and his game needs developing; Louisville's Donovan Mitchell - "a$3 powerful athlete who can really defend". "I don't think he'll be top 20 but anywhere from 20 to 40-something would be a generalization, but it only takes one team to pick him". "That's somebody I look up to and that I enjoy watching play".

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

"I need to get bigger, first and foremost", he said.

"I thought it was an OK season", Brown told Express Sport.