National Basketball Association draft grades: Josh Jackson addresses pressing needs for the Suns

Jackson scored 10.9 points per game during his freshman year at Duke. As expected, Philadelphia took Fultz and then the Los Angeles Lakers drafted hometown product Lonzo Ball, another inevitability once they traded their previous point-guard-of-the-future D'Angelo Russell away to the Brooklyn Nets. "I wasn't too excited about playing the 4 coming into Kansas, but we caused a lot of mismatch problems, and I think it really bettered me as a player".

"I try not to think about it too much", Markkanen said.

There were lots of cheers from those in Prolific Prep's new offices on Main Street when Jackson, a 6-foot-8, 207-pound freshman guard and the 2017 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, had his name announced.

The Pelicans pounced on the opportunity to draft the Duke guard after he slipped into the second round of Thursday's NBA Draft. It's going to allow me to play with those guys and just learn.

New Orleans traded its first-round pick — 10th overall — to Sacramento in February as part of a trade to acquire center DeMarcus Cousins. "He'll be a guy that helps with their culture, not that it needs to be changed, but he'll definitely add to it in a positive way from day one". He played several different roles on a Duke squad that ended up having four players taken in the first 31 picks of the draft.

The biggest concern about Jackson coming out of draft night is a right foot injury that he is still recovering from after undergoing surgery in late May to fix a stress reaction he sustained during his freshman year. And now they have a slew of young forwards between Jackson, Marquese Chriss, T.J. Warren and Dragan Bender. "I'm just super excited to be in this situation, to be part of New Orleans and the organization means the world to me, to be in the National Basketball Association".

"Phoenix is a spot where he's going to be able to go in and play immediately and make a major contribution", said McKnight.

Thanks for believing in me @SacramentoKings, I promise you won't regret it.

"I talked about that with coach Brad Stevens", Tatum said.

As a senior at Prolific Prep, averaged 26.9 points, 13.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game during the 2015-16 season.

"He's going to be known as one of the most competitive, best defenders", said Russotti. "[He] has really supported me throughout this whole deal and tends to give me his words of wisdom".

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