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Open topic: Who would have been your 2nd choice in the NBA Draft?

Lonzo Ball? Josh Jackson? Jayson Tatum?

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Just for fun, imagine if the Celtics logo came out of the number 2 envelope on NBA Draft Lottery night. Imagine if the team that nabbed the first pick was set on picking Markelle Fultz. Who would you have wanted as the 2nd pick?

The name usually found 2nd on most draft boards is Lonzo Ball, but he’s got his own quirks and an... unusual family situation.

A lot of publications hinted that Danny Ainge ranked Josh Jackson higher than Ball, but his jumper is a question mark.

Jayson Tatum has the offensive game that the Celtics could have used but not the all-around game that Jackson has.

Other names you see near the top of draft boards include De’Aaron Fox and Jonathan Isaac.

For the moment we’ll leave the “trade the pick!” option off the table since that’s a much deeper conversation (that we don’t really have to worry about).

I’ve added a poll but you are welcome to discuss in the comments below.


Who would you have preferred with the 2nd pick?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Lonzo Ball
    (380 votes)
  • 52%
    Josh Jackson
    (1552 votes)
  • 14%
    Jayson Tatum
    (427 votes)
  • 11%
    De’Aaron Fox
    (350 votes)
  • 7%
    Jonathan Isaac
    (221 votes)
  • 1%
    (52 votes)
2982 votes total Vote Now

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