Morning sports update: Josh Jackson canceled workout while Danny Ainge was flying to Sacramento

Josh Jackson goes up for a shot against UC Davis during a first-round game in the 2017 NCAA tournament in Tulsa, Okla. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

The chatter surrounding whom the Celtics were going to select with the No. 3 pick might be over, but free-agency rumors are still ablaze in Boston.

Josh Jackson canceled workout while Danny Ainge was flying to Sacramento: Kansas Jayhawks star Josh Jackson blamed a failure to go through a pre-draft workout for the Celtics on the logistics. Those logistics, which were originally blamed on the short time between the C’s-Sixers trade and the NBA Draft, as it turns out, was actually just Jackson’s desire to not land with the Celtics, according to Danny Ainge. (WEEI)

Thomas: ‘If people don’t believe in me, I make them believers’: Obviously, when you’re smaller, you’ve got to figure out different ways to maneuver around the big guys, different ways to score the basketball around the hoop. It’s a challenge I’ve always had to overcome. So it’s nothing new for me. I always say [how I play] is not a surprise to me; it’s a surprise to everybody else. (ESPN)


Celtics rumor roundup: Paul George trade talk got ‘serious,’ then ‘stalled’: As the Celtics drafted Jayson Tatum third overall, trade talks were reported again regarding Paul George. (Boston.com)

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in 2017 NBA Draft: In Tatum, a 6-foot-8 small forward, Boston gets a player who was a polished scoring threat during his lone season at Duke, averaging 16.8 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. The 19-year-old was a third-team All-ACC selection. (Boston.com)

SMU’s Semi Ojeleye among three second-round picks for Celtics: Ojeleye, a Duke transfer, has exceptional jumping ability — his 40.5-inch vertical jump ranked fifth at the NBA Draft combine. (Boston Globe)


Patriots announce Training Camp dates: Just five weeks from today, the New England Patriots will officially open training camp with their first public practice scheduled the morning of Thursday, July 27 on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. (Patriots.com)