This time of the year, a lot of rumors tend to surface so this shouldn’t be surprising at all. But then again, a lot of stranger things have happened.
Speaking to ESPN’s Chad Ford (Insider), an anonymous general manager said he believes Kansas’ Josh Jackson will go No. 1 overall if Celtics GM Danny Ainge decides to keep the pick.
“I’ve picked [Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge’s] brain for years,” one GM told Ford. “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.”
This would be a surprise, but you never know with Ainge.