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 ESPN.com's Chad Ford on Thursday. "But we like several guys a lot. We've got a week to figure it out." The same source told Ford the Celtics are "strongly considering" options other than Washington combo guard Markelle Fultz—who has long been considered the favorite to be the draft's top pick. Furthermore, Ford spoke with a general manager who said Danny Ainge's draft track record suggests Jackson may very well be in play. "I've picked Danny's brain for years," the general manager said. "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."
Celtics reportedly not set on Fultz, considering Jackson for No. 1 pick
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