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Josh Jackson reportedly canceled his workout with the Celtics

14 June 2017, 06:43 | Simon Arnold

Josh Jackson reportedly canceled his workout with the Celtics

No longer NBA champions, Cavaliers are now chasing Warriors

Former Kentucky Wildcats point guard and National Basketball Association draft prospect De'Aaron Fox worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) comes away with a rebound during the first half of the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in NY.

And Lakers reporter Mike Trudell says Fultz will be at the team's facility Thursday after Jackson and Fox worked out for the team Tuesday. Knicks team president Phil Jackson and top advisor Clarence Gaines Jr. were among a group of Knicks executives in attendance.

Most mock drafts have projected Jackson to Philadelphia as the third overall pick behind Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball. In moving on from Russell, you would either be trading him for lesser value because you don't have much leveraging power or be moving him off ball to a position that takes the ball out of his hands, thus reducing his effectiveness. Kimmel brought this up, asking Ball point blank, "We're not shooting for number one at all?" It sounds so simple, but I went home and I thought about that a lot.

For better and for worse, the Lakers are mindful of not overreacting to individual workouts considering the various restrictions.

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Who knows? The only conclusion we can really draw from this is there's little chance of Jackson ending up with the Celtics, unless the team trades down in the draft, with Jackson becoming a piece of a more enticing collection of assets than Fultz alone.

The top prospects each have star or even superstar potential and will, at the very least, be key contributors wherever they land.

Josh Jackson is the best two-way player in this year's draft. "He's always been there for me", Lonzo said. "College is over. I just put that behind me". Ball makes everyone around him better not only because of his passing but the way he spreads the court open.

It's unclear when the Lakers will meet with Ball again, or if he will accept the offer - odds are he will considering he wants to be a Laker pretty badly - but it's definitely worth noting ahead o ftime. "I'm one of the guys I'll do whatever I have to do to help my team win, whether that's playing defense, dive on the floor for loose balls, rebound or score, whatever I have to do to win, I'll do it".



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