BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made the first move of this year's NBA draft days before it began when they traded the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia in a move to add to an already rich cache of future selections.
On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available.
Boston selected Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 pick Thursday, adding a 6-foot-8 small forward who was a polished scoring threat during his lone season at Duke. The 19-year-old was a third-team All-ACC selection, averaging 16.8 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field.
In the second round the Celtics picked up forward Semi Ojeleye from SMU at No. 37. He is another...