Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade

The only larger audience was for the 2015 draft, the network said Friday. The Suns used the fourth pick to select him then added Miami guard Davon Reed at No. 32 and 6-foot-9 power forward Alec Peters of Valparaiso at No. 54.

With Tatum's offensive skill set now added to the Boston offense, the Celtics are very close to being able to compete with the Cavs in the East. "There's still a window open for trade opportunities for us in July". Let's examine some takeaways from draft night. But apparently, he got an assist from Suns General Manager (and ex-Celtics assistant GM) Ryan McDonough.

"We knew [Butler being traded] was likely. As are the other group of guys as well".

"There's some truth in that", Ainge told reporters. This past Monday, I actually went to Boston and they put me through a workout and it was great. "As a rookie I can come in and be ready to work and learn from all the great guys in the locker room". At least, Ainge didn't think so. But it gave us some more guidance and that changes some things. "I think that we're all on the same page, so we'll continue to find the right deals".

Semi Ojeleye has made history. His character and work ethic are what helped seal their decision. "We just couldn't get anything done". I know that Tatum will not get you 10-12 rebounds a game (which is what the Celtics need), but he could be huge for them grabbing rebounds against guys at his position.

Arizona guard Kadeem Allen went at No. 53 and had some scouts raving about him like he was a first-round pick. The avoidance didn't take him out of the running for Boston, but it did leave a sour taste in Ainge's mouth at times.

Never talked with Josh. "No one in our organization did". "I knew that from the start of his freshman year". "But like I said before, I'm just happy to be here". Reiter said Hayward can provide an instant impact in the coming season, giving the Celtics another talent that can bring them to the NBA Finals.

"But we've had many conversations with [the Bulls] over the last couple years". "He's a terrific player". So we tried not to overreact to those kinds of things and make a big deal of it.

The Celtics were rumored to be chasing Butler in recent seasons, especially during last year's draft and again at February's trade deadline. "There was a lot of players we liked in this draft". I think he'll be great in our community, in our locker room, and he'll also be making some shots, I think. I don't think we were trying to penalize Josh too much. "It will be a good three-day mini camp to get a pulse on how we'll play".

Brian Robb covers the Celtics for CBS Boston and contributes to NBA.com, among other media outlets.

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