The NBA Draft 2017 rumors are swirling with the latest edition of the professional basketball league's draft just a few days away. While there's been plenty of trade rumors involving the Cleveland Cavaliers, L.A. Lakers, and Boston Celtics, it seems there has been less focus on who Boston could actually pick. Now that Boston has moved away from taking Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick, which player will they draft should they keep their No. 3 pick for Thursday? Here are the latest NBA Draft rumors for the Celtics' possible pick.

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Kansas' Josh Jackson?

Once Boston traded down with the Philadelphia Sixers to get to the No. 3 spot, it immediately had analysts believing they'd take the guy considered third-best overall for this draft class. That would seem to be Josh Jackson from the Kansas Jayhawks. He averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and three assists a game in over 30 minutes per game as a freshman. The 20-year-old has a winning pedigree, going 31-5 with the Jayhawks in his first season of college ball.

Jayson Tatum of the Duke Blue Devils could be the Boston Celtics' No. 3 pick on Thursday. [Image via ACC Digital Network/YouTube]
Jayson Tatum of the Duke Blue Devils could be the Boston Celtics' No. 3 pick on Thursday. [Image via ACC Digital Network/YouTube]

Jackson has a toughness about him that Celtics coach Brad Stevens might want, but he is also a streaky shooter. He has a 56 percent career mark at the charity stripe, got into foul trouble in a good number of games, and also earned some techs, which could make him a future liability. Still, the draft is about upside and future potential, and Jackson could mature into a star in the league with the right coach, team, and system.

The NBA Draft Express lists Josh Jackson at No. 4 on their mock draft board with the Phoenix Suns taking him. That means the Celtics will draft a different forward.

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Duke's Jayson Tatum

It appears that Duke Blue Devils' forward Jayson Tatum is the player the Boston Celtics want. Tatum averaged numbers that were a touch above Jackson's in college. As a freshman, Tatum had 16.8 points, 7.3 points, and 2.1 assists a game. At 6-foot-8 and 19-years-old, he's got a 6-foot-11 wingspan. Tatum's been said to have two-way potential in the league and could make for a good fit for the Boston Celtics.

As ESPN noted yesterday, Tatum visited the Boston Celtics' practice facility in Waltham, Massachusetts to workout on Monday.

The team was also present to witness Tatum's workout for the Los Angeles Lakers. After the workout, a source mentioned that Tatum's "shotmaking and footwork skills" impressed the team scouts during drills.

While there are some Celtics fans who were incensed over the team trading away a No. 1 pick, it clearly didn't make sense to bring a second point guard onto the roster with Isaiah Thomas. Instead, Boston is focused on adding the right player to the mix on their roster.

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Tatum seems like a great scoring fit to go with Thomas, Al Horford, Jae Crowder, and Avery Bradley, while there are also NBA rumors that Utah Jazz All-Star Gordon Hayward could find his way onto the roster.

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