Danny Ainge was 'mad' at Josh Jackson canceling workout


Next year's Brooklyn Nets pick or the additional draft the Celtics will receive from the 76ers might be on the table. With the No. 15 pick, the Blazers took small forward Justin Jackson out of North Carolina. Collins was selected by the Atlanta Hawks and Giles was selected by the Kings via the Portland trade. They drafted LSU forward Ben Simmons No. 1 in 2016 but he didn't play last season due to a foot injury, and Philly finished 28-54. He set a school record with 105 3-pointers. He averaged 16.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 69 career games.

Originally committing to Duke, Ojeleye transferred following his freshman season. red-shirted one year at SMU then went on to be named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year in his first season with the Mustangs.

"(Tatum) fits with the way we want to play but also with who we want to be".

SMU's Semi Ojeleye among three second-round picks for Celtics: Ojeleye, a Duke transfer, has exceptional jumping ability - his 40.5-inch vertical jump ranked fifth at the NBA Draft combine.

"It feels great just finally knowing where I'm going and having someplace to call home, and I'm glad it's Boston", Tatum said after he was drafted. While Tatum's propensity to live in the mid-range area may have hurt his shooting percentage, he still shot 45.2 percent from the field and hit almost 85 percent of his charity-stripe attempts. "He's not a great shooter but he can make shots", said Bilas. "I'm just thrilled Josh Jackson is sitting next to me and is a member of the Phoenix Suns".

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It's probably the biggest reason they have been high on Tatum throughout the draft process, and brought him in for a private workout late last week. The Dallas Mavericks have taken North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft. "No one in our organization did", Ainge said, as reported by ESPN.com. Ferrell got that chance in part because the Mavericks had a woeful start and missed the playoffs for just the second time in the past 17 seasons at 33-49. "They are not going to challenge Cleveland in the next couple of years", Bilas predicted. The 20-year-old will join Booker, Warren, Marquese Chriss, Tyler Ulis, Derrick Jones Jr. and Dragan Bender as Suns players under the age of 24.

Jackson said Friday that he's learned from his mistakes and is ready to put the past behind him. The Pistons drafted Kennard with the 12th overall pick Thursday night, and the 6-foot-6 guard from Duke certainly could fill a need. "He's a terrific player". Can defend, shoot from outside, great kid and also has a good IQ for the game.

Ainge wasn't made available to the media until after the draft concluded.

Predictably, Boston Celtics GM and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he was furious. "I think if I become a bigger, or a stronger player physically, it will help me".

Beal was taken at No. 3 by the Washington Wizards in 2012. The Lakers don't appear concerned by LaVar Ball, the voluble father with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons.