“I’ve picked Danny’s brain for years. 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.”
Yeah no. Not even Danny Ainge could bungle this one. It’s disinformation week, and while I’m happy to play along, there is no shot the Celtics would actually take Jackson if they stay at 1. But, say the Lakers really like Jackson and buy what the Celtics are selling and feel the need to trade up. Or, what if the Celtics really do like Jackson and feel they could get him at three? Mr. Colangelo, I have Danny Ainge on Line 1. Hmm.