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NBA Draft Rumor: Would the Celtics pick Josh Jackson at #1?

Say wha?

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Tis the season for some smokescreens, fa-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-la-laaaaa.

Chad Ford dropped this doozy today.

"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."

I get it. We need to talk about something other than the obvious. Jackson really is very much a Danny Ainge kind of guy. I think he’s probably number 2 on the Celtics board. Also, Ainge isn’t the kind of person that is going to be swayed by popular opinion. He’ll make up his own mind.

With all that said, I think Danny’s “type” is the best player available and just about everyone agrees that means Markelle Fultz.

So, no. I don’t buy it.

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