Boston Celtics Draft Talk: Josh Jackson Open To Playing In Boston Despite Not Working Out For The Celtics Ahead Of The Draft
Despite not working out for the Boston Celtics, projected top 5 draft pick Josh Jackson is open to playing in Boston.
“I’d love to play for Boston,” the likely top five pick said at pre-draft availability in New York.”
Jackson also said he spoke to a few Celtics coaches over phone last week, but has yet to speak to Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations.
Jackson said he has spoken with Celtics forward Jaylen Brown several times as well.
“Playing with Jaylen . . . I think it would be pretty special,” he said.
Ainge was hopeful Jackson would be able to work out for the Celtics on Tuesday, but it didn’t happen.
“They did a little bit of moving around with their pick,” Jackson said. “I felt like they made it pretty clear who they were going to draft with the No. 1 pick, so I didn’t really feel like it was worth either of our times for me to work out with them, but then after they did the flip and went to No 3, by then it was too late.”
Though Jackson has not worked out for the Celtics, it was reported Wednesday that the team had received his medical information. ESPN’s Chad Ford believes the C’s are leaning towards drafting Duke’s Jayson Tatum at No. 3.