Well, this cameo out of nowhere. For months the two names on the Celtics radar have been Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball. Now, however, another name has arose: Josh Jackson. The one-and-done star from Kansas University has always been projected to be a lottery pick, but never was put in the top picks.
According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, opinions have changed about Jackson and the Celtics are not completely sold on Fultz yet.
Markelle Fultz has been atop my Big Board since version 2.0, and his only real challenger most of the year has been Lonzo Ball.
But Josh Jackson, who was No. 1 on Big Board 1.0, has emerged as an intriguing option for the Celtics and team president Danny Ainge (even though he canceled a workout with Boston this week, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Marc Spears).
“I’ve picked Danny’s brain for years,” one GM said. “Jackson is an Ainge player all the way. Tough, athletic, long, versatile, elite motor. If he’s keeping the pick, Jackson just to me, far and away, is the most Celtics-type player for them to draft. From all my conversations with them, I’m convinced they’ll take Jackson No. 1.”
Fultz has the ability to come in and make an immediate impact in the league while Jackson may need some time to develop. Both players have tremendous potential but personally, I think Fultz would be the best fit in Boston.
What do you think.