After trading down with the Philadelphia Sixers for the third overall pick, the #Boston Celtics have selected #Jayson Tatum from Duke at No. 3 in the 2017 NBA Draft. There had been some speculation that the team might go after Kansas Jayhawks' forward Josh Jackson. Tatum had been listed slightly lower on the draft board, perhaps going to the Phoenix Suns at the fourth spot. However, he appears to be a much better fit for the Boston Celtics than No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz, at this stage of the game. Here are the latest details on Tatum to the Celtics in the #Nba Draft and what he'll bring to the team.

Tatum to Boston Celtics

The Duke Blue Devils' forward Jayson Tatum averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game as a freshman.

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The 19-year-old player measures 6-foot-8 and has a 6-foot-11 wingspan to contribute to Boston's lineup. In addition, he comes from the Duke program under one of college basketball's top coaches of all-time, Mike Krzyzewski.

Its been said by some reports, such as one from Draft Express, that Tatum's mid-post and "back to the basket" game rivals some of the veterans currently in the league. He's got a variety of moves in his arsenal, making him an attractive candidate to step right into the Celtics' system and play under coach Brad Stevens.

On ESPN's Draft show Jay Bilas mentioned that Tatum was his fifth overall prospect, ranking behind Fultz, Ball, De'Aaron Fox and Josh Jackson.

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They also mentioned that Tatum is perhaps the "most polished scorer" of the draft class. That makes him a great fit for a Celtics lineup in need of help against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Celtics' future team

The Boston Celtics are a team that has been mentioned in plenty of NBA rumors lately. Even in the wake of the big trade of draft picks, there have been talks of Jimmy Butler from the Bulls or Paul George from the Pacers heading to Bean Town. On Thursday, there was also talk that the New York Knicks were offering the Celtics their big man Kristaps Porzingis in exchange for a deal involving that third pick.

However, one of the stronger rumors going around is that the Celtics will find a way to bring Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz to their lineup. They'll add him along with Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, Avery Bradley, Markelle Fultz, Jae Crowder, and last season's pick Jaylen Brown. Of course, there's also the latest addition to the team, Jayson Tatum, should he remain part of the Celtics' organization.

For a team that was the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and for a team that came up short against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the future is certainly looking bright for Boston.