Josh Jackson RUMORS & NEWS

Josh Jackson

Position Guard
Height 6'8"
Weight 207 lbs
Birthplace Detroit, Michigan
Current Team Kansas
  • Did Suns Have Something To Do With Josh Jackson Skipping Celtics Workout?

    NESN "After the Boston Celtics traded down to the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, many thought the C’s would use their top selection on Josh Jackson. The former Kansas guard was touted as one of the best two-way players in the draft with a very high ceiling. The Celtics certainly had interest in..." June 24

  • Danny Ainge: Josh Jackson canceled Celtics workout while Brad Stevens and I flew there

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics were the first playoff team to win the lottery, which brought a complication: Some draft prospects and their agents wanted to avoid Boston, which has a deep roster and fewer avenues to immediate playing time. Lonzo Ball wouldn’t work out for the Celtics, and neither would Josh..." June 23

  • Josh Jackson says of teams who passed on him in NBA Draft: 'One day they'll be sorry'

    Kansas City Star "Josh Jackson smiled as his mother, Apples Jones, planted a kiss on his cheek, the former Kansas guard and his family members noticeably pleased Thursday night upon hearing from commissioner Adam Silver he’d been selected by the Phoenix Suns as the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. “I’m pretty..." June 23

  • Suns select Josh Jackson with fourth pick in NBA Draft

    Arizona Sports "Josh Jackson was there after all. After the Kansas swingman’s stock soared to the point where he was reportedly in the mix to be selected by the Lakers at No. 2, he ended up falling into the lap of the Phoenix Suns. With the pick, the Suns grabbed the best two-way lottery talent in the..." June 22

  • Several teams interested in trading up to draft Josh Jackson

    Bleacher Report "Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Thursday that teams are hoping to acquire a top-four overall selection in the 2017 NBA draft in an effort to pick Kansas swingman Josh Jackson. The draft will take place Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the Philadelphia..." June 22

  • NBA Draft Prospect Josh Jackson Has Signed A Shoe Deal With Under Armour

    Dime Magazine "Josh Jackson will find out where he will begin his NBA career on Thursday night in New York at the draft, but the projected Top 5 pick has already inked his first shoe deal with Under Armour, as announced on Wednesday night. Jackson becomes the first major draft prospect to sign on with Under..." 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

  • Josh Jackson says he would ‘love’ to play for Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "A lot has been made of the Boston Celtics not being able to secure a pre-draft workout with Josh Jackson, but the former Kansas star insists he is not sending the team a message. Jackson told reporters on Wednesday that he would ‘love’ to play for the Celtics. ESPN’s Chad Ford reported..." 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

  • Bulls, Knicks reportedly have interest in top-five prospect Josh Jackson

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks have been involved in trade rumors involving their best player in recent days, as Jimmy Butler reportedly will push for a trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Phil Jackson and Co. are apparently not ruling out dealing young big man Kristaps Porzingis...." June 20

  • Josh Jackson, Lonzo Ball have chosen not to work out for Celtics so far

    Mass Live "The Boston Celtics (for the time being) still have the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, which -- in theory -- would mean that every prospect slotted in the top half of the lottery would like to workout for them. But according to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, the Celtics have..." June 18

  • 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

  • Josh Jackson struggled in Lakers workout

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Jackson may have missed a chance to stake his claim for the No. 2 pick. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress reports on Friday that Jackson’s workout with the Los Angeles Lakers “did not go well at all” and that the former Kansas star struggled with his shooting and his handle. The..." June 17

  • Celtics reportedly not set on Fultz, considering Jackson for No. 1 pick

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics are reportedly considering taking Kansas Jayhawks swingman Josh Jackson with the first pick in the NBA draft. "We like him a lot," a Celtics source told's Chad Ford on Thursday. "But we like several guys a lot. We've got a week to figure it out." The same source..." June 16

  • Report: Lakers split on Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson at No. 2

    Sportsnet "“With the second pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select…” Most expect NBA commissioner Adam Silver to announce UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball as the Lakers’ first pick. However, with more than a week before the NBA draft, the team is reportedly split on who to pick at No. 2...." June 14

  • Lakers Host Josh Jackson For Workout

    Hoops Rumors "After working out De’Aaron Fox earlier in the day, the Lakers are hosting another top-five prospect for a private workout this afternooon. The team announced today that former Kansas forward Josh Jackson will be in town for an audition (Twitter link). It will be the second time the Lakers have..." June 13

  • Top Lottery Pick Josh Jackson Reportedly Canceled His NBA Draft Workout With The Celtics

    Dime Magazine "Thanks to a fortuitous ping pong bounce, the Boston Celtics have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and the world is now their oyster. The Celtics can trade the pick to get another superstar-level player to pair alongside Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford. This would mean that the Celtics are going..." June 13

  • 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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