I went to a big fireworks display in Boston last night, and the NBA Draft broke out.
Jackson, who played one year at Duke after being named a McDonalds All-American in high school, was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 31st overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft on Thursday night. "In spite of that, we watched Josh for two years and we're fans". "People say, well you know, he's the best two-way player, and the last I checked the game was played two ways, you don't just play one".
Had the Suns engaged in some pre-draft subterfuge to make sure Jackson fell to them and the No. 4 overall pick? If that holds true, Tatum will give Duke top-three picks in four consecutive drafts following Jabari Parker (No. 2, Milwaukee, 2014), Jahlil Okafor (No. 3, Philadelphia, 2015) and Brandon Ingram (No. 2, Los Angeles Lakers, 2016).
Jackson plays with an edge to his game, something Phoenix coach Earl Watson loves in his players.
Once healthy, Peters, already acclimating to the desert heat, planned to focus on improving his all-around game.
McDonough continued: "He's a very competitive guy". "He's a very driven guy". If they aren't confident in either, and they want a potentially ideal fit at power forward, they'll go with Isaac.
Jackson competed his freshman season at Lehi High School, then transferred to Lone Peak. "It's the ultimate blessing and it means the world that they were so high on me".
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"If he can shoot the ball at an above-average level", McDonough said, "he can be a star".
At 5 feet 11, Mason didn't crack the National Basketball Association draft projection outlets until late in his remarkable senior season.
With the hope that Jackson can turn into an NBA All-Star, the Suns are confident that Jackson will be able to fix any flaws with his jump shot.
The Celtics will likely head into next season with Tatum as their main addition from the draft, and the big free agent domino is Utah's Gordon Hayward.
Tatum shot 34 percent from three-point range with a jump shot some considered broken.
"I look at it as a great opportunity", Tatum said. The first thing that stands out about him is probably his motor - Jackson is going 100 miles per hour all the time, and manages to stay in control in the process. It's like you're playing poker with guys, you never know what's in the other hand. The Pelicans GM made a move to shoot up 9 spots in order to snag Frank Jackson with the 1st pick of round 2. He later signed a diversion agreement.
"[The Celtics are] getting a phenomenal player and person, and his work ethic is unmatched", Tatum's mother, Brandy Cole, said. "I don't think we were trying to penalize Josh too much, but we didn't get to see him or talk to him face-to-face". "Thinks he's a great kid and great competitor". Most importantly, the summer action will help them get acclimated to the team's system ahead of training camp in October.
Pressed on if the cancellation left Boston considering passing entirely on Jackson, Ainge said he tried to remain calm about the situation.