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Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft

Boston surprised many by selecting Brown as the No 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft nearly a year ago today. “I’m trying not to cry right now, but I’m so happy”. “They were in my final three, it’s close to home, I’ve got friends on the team but at the end of the day I thought Kansas was the best choice for me and I still feel the same way. I automatically get excited when I see stuff like that”.Just five games into his National Basketball Association career he was pitted against the best player in the world in LeBron James but Brown wasn’t fazed. Boston had also reportedly considered Kansas’ Josh Jackson, but he never worked out for Boston.Danny Ainge is keeping everyone guessing over what moves the Celtics will make in the off-season but they can no longer be considered a surprise package next year. However, at the same time, Tatum is also a good fit in terms of what the Boston Celtics need. He averaged over 33 minutes per game for Duke last season, averaging 16.8 points per game.”I think I can bring a lot of defensive versatility, offensive versatility”, Jackson said to ESPN after he heard his name called. I don’t see him being a LeBron-type player in that way but I didn’t see Steph Curry being that, either. “We flew cross-country. Are you kidding me?”Tatum gives the Celtics some immediate rotation flexibility, with the ability to play both forward spots and defend as many as four positions.It did not go over well with Ainge, who said he had to get up at 4 a.m.to catch the flight, but added it had nothing to do with drafting Tatum over Jackson on Thursday night. “I don’t think they play as hard as I do, period”.Although he will always be linked to Markelle Fultz, who was selected with the No. 1 pick the Celtics traded, Tatum will be out to prove the Celtics made no mistake in selecting him as their top pick.”I have absolutely loved coaching Jayson Tatum”, Krzyzewski said when Tatum declared for the Draft.And as he made his way towards the commissioner and put on the customary Celtics hat, a bright future surely awaited him.