Jayson Tatum RUMORS & NEWS

Jayson Tatum

Position Forward
Height 6'8"
Weight 205 lbs
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri
Current Team Duke
  • Celtics GM Danny Ainge on Jayson Tatum: 'We would have picked him with first pick'

    Mass Live "Forever, Jayson Tatum will be judged against Markelle Fultz. That's not necessarily fair to either player, but it's the reality of the situation after the Boston Celtics traded the No. 1 overall pick -- and the right to select Fultz -- for the third pick where they landed Tatum on Thursday..." June 23

  • Celtics pick Jayson Tatum with No. 3 choice in NBA Draft

    Boston Globe "The Celtics picked Duke forward Jayson Tatum with the third pick in the NBA Draft Thursday. With a loaded backcourt that features All-Star Isaiah Thomas, defensive star Avery Bradley, and Marcus Smart, the choice fills a need in the frontcourt for the Celtics, who reached the Eastern Conference..." June 22

  • Celtics choice at No. 3 comes down to Jayson Tatum or Josh Jackson, for now

    Boston Herald "At this point, the Celtics might not see Josh Jackson unless they draft him. A team source confirmed an ESPN report that the Celtics were unable to arrange a workout with the Kansas forward yesterday. The source added, “Not yet,” when asked if the Celtics still hoped to schedule a session with..." June 21

  • Celtics Leaning Towards Jayson Tatum As Josh Jackson Still Declines Workout Invite

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have finally received the medicals of Josh Jackson, who they are considering picking at No. 3. Jackson continues to decline Boston's invitation to work out for them ahead of Thursday's draft. Boston is also considering Jayson Tatum at No. 3 and appear to be leaning towards..." June 21

  • Celtics work out Jayson Tatum as possible selection with No. 3 pick, per source

    ESPN "While the Celtics awaited league approval of their reported swap for the No. 3 pick, the franchise evaluated a new prospect for the first time: Jayson Tatum, according to a source. A league source told ESPN that Tatum -- a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and..." June 19

  • 'Built for Basketball': Jayson Tatum Was Born and Raised to Be an NBA Star

    Bleacher Report "The low point? That's easy. There are any number of difficult times to choose from, sure. When bills were left unpaid for months. When utilities were turned off. For a few years, Jayson Tatum would sleep in the same bed as his mother, Brandy Cole. For a time, they didn't have any..." June 19

  • Celtics' top four in draft are Fultz, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum and Lonzo Ball

    CBS Sports "With the news coming in Saturday night that the Celtics and 76ers have agreed upon the blockbuster deal to send the No. 1 pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the No. 3 pick and a future first-round pick, the attention turns now to what the Celtics will do. There's definitely a possibility they..." June 18

  • Celtics Not Settled On Fultz Yet, Considering Ball, Fox, Jackson, Tatum

    Real GM Basketball "While Markelle Fultz is not working out for any teams beyond the Boston Celtics, he's not yet a lock to be selected with the first overall pick. Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum remain in the mix for the Celtics." June 06

  • Suns could face tough NBA draft decision with small forwards

    Arizona Republic "Four months ago, playing in the 23rd game of his college career, Jonathan Isaac contested a shot on the baseline in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest at Miami. After grabbing the loose-ball rebound, the Florida State freshman took off downcourt, leading the Seminoles in transition. Head up,..." May 31

2017-2018 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 76ers* Markelle Fultz Washington
2 Lakers Lonzo Ball UCLA
3 Celtics* Jayson Tatum Duke
4 Suns Josh Jackson Kansas
5 Kings* Dennis Smith Jr. N.C. State
6 Magic De'Aaron Fox Kentucky
7 Timberwolves Marques Bolden Duke
8 Knicks Lauri Markkanen Arizona
9 Mavericks Johnathan Isaac Florida St.
10 Kings* Ivan Rabb California


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