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%.