Who is Jayson Tatum? Scouting report, bio, analysis of NBA draft prospect

Who is Jayson Tatum? Scouting report, bio, analysis of NBA draft prospect

"That makes you a better person and a player dealing with adversity and how you handle it over time". The Celtics instead stuck to their draft plan and secured a player who, according to fellow Blue Devil alumnus/team owner Steve Pagliuca, the team has long prized.

In Jackson, Graham sees numerous same traits as Mason - athleticism and an impressive will to win.

The Celtics selected Duke forward Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick in the NBA Draft, which all but extinguished trade rumor fires that had been surrounding Boston for days.

Poor form by Jackson?

So you might be nervous that the Celts are stuck in the same place they were before last season: Filled with great pieces but lacking a superstar (of course, you didn't know Isaiah Thomas would have that kind of season). I think he'll be great in our community and in our locker room. He's a guy that will find a weakness in his game and try to develop that.

During Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, nearly everybody presumed that the Philadelphia 76ers would take Markelle Fultz at No. 1 and the Los Angeles Lakers would take Lonzo Ball at No. 2.

The Celtics rejected Jackson's demand, and in the process of waiting for Jackson to lower his price, turned their thoughts to the debate of whether to draft Tatum or Josh Jackson of Kansas.

Here are the first vicious National Basketball Association shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball
So when do the 76ers play the Lakers? But Lonzo has a lot to show and prove as a springboard for what the Ball brothers can do. The Lakers brought in each of the four in for individual workouts, including Ball .

Regardless of whether the circumstances negatively affect his draft stock, Jackson said he will be happy wherever he lands.

Nevertheless, the Celtics have their man in Tatum-the same guy, he says, they would have taken if they hadn't traded out of the No. 1 overall slot earlier this week. 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).

It made Tatum not the compromise, but the best fit for a team that's still in position to be a big player in free agency this summer. "That's a good thing", Coach Stevens said.

But as of Thursday night, drafting the right player was perhaps the calmest task on Ainge's list. I played with Frank for three years. "I knew something about him; he knew something about me". "It's just seeing my brothers get their names called". They've notch one ACC crown but their respective careers were still disappointing - without putting marks along the way. I told him the grind of that is so important. But he makes winning plays, whether it's for himself or others.

Iwundu, a 6-7 small forward, has a wide selection projection, from late first round to anywhere in the second round.

All of that was clearly illustrated on Friday afternoon when Tatum met the Boston media at the Celtics training facility in Waltham, roughly 16 hours after Boston selected the Duke freshman forward with the third overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft.

"With Wes, you're talking extreme numbers from here to here", Weber said of the draft position. They have a sense of pride and tradition with all these championships and great players, so they're very prideful - as they should be - about their team.

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