The Boston Celtics were very active ahead of the draft.
After trading up to what would eventually become the first overall selection from the Brooklyn Nets, they moved again a few days ago. Sitting with the third overall pick, they appeared interested in moving again.
In the end, they decided to stay put, and drafted dynamic forward Jayson Tatum with their selection.
Tatum is the third consecutive player to be taken in the this years NBA Draft having played only one year in college. He averaged over 33 minutes per game for Duke last season, averaging 16.8 points per game. His seven rebounds and two assists per game paint the picture of a player capable of contributing in a number of different ways.
Plainly, the Celtics needed another scorer. Isaiah Thomas shouldered nearly the entire offensive load last season. They needed someone who could shoot and create movement in isolation situations.
They got it with Tatum.