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2011 NBA Draft Rumor: Reggie Jackson Won't Slip Past Celtics

He wouldn't have to move far.
He wouldn't have to move far.

According to Sam Amick's mock draft on, the Celtics will be picking Reggie Jackson if he's there at 25.

Apparently the Celtics aren't concerned about Jackson's minor knee surgery in mid-May, as a source insists he won't get past Boston. He would need some grooming, but the lengthy, two-way player could eventually be a dynamic option behind Rajon Rondo.

With the C's in desperate need of a big man, this would explain why Ainge tried to downplay the ability to find a quality big this late in the draft.  I wonder what this means for Avery Bradley.

I understand the reflexive need to always take the "best player available" regardless of position, but I think I'd honestly be fine taking a flier on a project big man (like Jeremy Tyler perhaps), even if the odds of him breaking into the rotation are really around 6%.


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