Ainge: C’s Trying To Set Up Workout For Jackson
According to Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, who spoke to reporters via conference call for the first time following the team's trade of the number one overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft on Monday, the team is focused on drafting from the third spot.
In order to do that, they will need to set up some last minute workouts with some of the draft's top prospects.
The team got the ball rolling immediately on Monday, when they welcomed Duke swingman Jayson Tatum in for a workout.
According to Ainge, however, there is another top prospect that they have been trying to get into their Waltham practice facility for a workout on Tuesday; Kansas forward Josh Jackson.
The 20-year-old, who averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and three assists for the Jayhawks last season, has been considered a top target for the C's, along with Tatum, for the past couple of weeks.
Jackson has already rebuffed an invite to workout with Boston, earlier on in the draft process, so there's no guarantee he will accept another offer.