Duke’s Tatum Works Out For Celtics
With the Boston Celtics receiving confirmation from the league Monday that their weekend blockbuster trade, in which they sent the top overall pick in Thursday's draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, was complete, the C's waisted little time in starting to evaluate players they could take with the third overall pick.
Boston started the evaluation process by welcoming Duke freshman and presumed top five pick Jayson Tatum to town for a private workout at the team's Waltham practice facility, according to an ESPN report.
Tatum, 19, starred in his lone season at Duke, averaging 16.8 points, 7.3 assists and 2.1 assists.
The C's seem to be looking at both Tatum and Kansas' Josh Jackson, as they sit at number three overall.
Tatum is the more offensively polished player of the two and could inject a much needed extra scoring presence to compliment all-star Isaiah Thomas' high level of scoring, if added on Thursday.