June 19, 2017, 10:24 am
The Celtics met with Duke’s Jayson Tatum for the first time on Monday morning, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
The Celtics are said to be choosing between Tatum and Kansas’ Josh Jackson with the third pick in the draft, and the team had Tatum come into their practice facility to get some work in. While Boston was in the building at one of Tatum’s earlier workouts in L.A., this is the first time they’ve gotten a chance to really talk to him. He averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest with the Blue Devils as a freshman. The Celtics will also be trying to get a look at Jackson and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball before Thursday’s draft, though Ball has previously turned down offers to meet with the team.