Danny Ainge was 'mad' at Josh Jackson canceling workout

And how do these new, young pieces fit with the team's rebuild?

The Triangle has churned out eight lottery picks over the last five NBA Drafts, with Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State all represented.

Freshman star for KU, Josh Jackson, was selected fourth overall in Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft by the Phoenix Suns.

Josh Jackson was a solid choice, but the Kentucky star never worked out with the team.

Jackson said he didn't work out for Boston because he and his agent didn't think the Celtics were interested in him when they had the number one overall pick. Considering how loaded this draft class was, that's quite the compliment. Tatum is a dynamic scorer that averaged 16.8 #Points Per Game. A year ago it was Cal product Jaylen Brown, who by most accounts had a fairly productive rookie campaign.

Boston had three picks in the second round including SMU's Semi Ojeleye.

Duke freshman guard Frank Jackson was selected No. 31 overall by the Charlotte Hornets.

The Blue Devils have produced 15 first-round picks in the last nine seasons, including at least one in each of the last seven years. He's developing as a passer but isn't a playmaker with the ball in his hands, and if he doesn't work on defense, it's hard to see how he'll impact the game when he isn't shooting the ball.

Josh Jackson, once the hottest prospect in the state of MI, is heading to Phoenix. According to hoop-math.com, he shot 38.1 percent on jump shots inside of the arc. Letting go of this year's third pick for an established star would've been a strong play. The Celtics also took Kadeem Allen out of Arizona with the No. 53 overall pick. At 22, he is the oldest of Boston's draftees.

As part to the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 - giving it even more bargaining chips to bolster its roster during free agency.

He'll get his first taste of Celtics basketball out on the West Coast, but Tatum is looking forward to play in front of Boston fans, whom he calls "the best fans in the world".

It's a matter of preference, and Jackson clearly preferred not to play for Boston. With the season a few months away, there are opportunities for the rookies to prove themselves. Maybe, but this isn't the first time a player has told a team he didn't want to play for them without actually saying it. July's Summer League will pit numerous top draft picks against each other. If that holds true, Tatum will give Duke top-three picks in four consecutive drafts following Jabari Parker (No. 2, Milwaukee, 2014), Jahlil Okafor (No. 3, Philadelphia, 2015) and Brandon Ingram (No. 2, Los Angeles Lakers, 2016).

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