Boston Celtics Superstar Jayson Tatum Dropped A Truth Bomb On ‘X’ About Passing Up On Duke’s Kyle Filipowski In First Round Of NBA Draft 2024

Boston Celtics Superstar Jayson Tatum Dropped A Truth Bomb On ‘X’ About Passing Up On Duke’s Kyle Filipowski In First Round Of NBA Draft 2024

Jayson Tatum, Kyle Filipowski

Jayson Tatum, Kyle Filipowski (Image Credits: Getty Images)
The first round of the 2024 NBA Draft was completed on Wednesday, with 30 talented young players being selected by NBA teams. However, Duke center Kyle Filipowski, who was highly anticipated for the draft, was not chosen in the first round.

Duke basketball star Kyle Filipowski could go anywhere on draft night

Nevertheless, the star player of the Boston Celtics spoke out in support of Filipowski for not being selected. NBA analyst Kevin O’Connor created a list of the best remaining picks for the second draft round and shared it on social media.

“My top 10 remaining prospects for day 2 of the 2024 NBA draft are Bobi Klintman, Tyler Kolek, Johnny Furphy, Jonathan Mogbo, Adem Bona, Tyler Smith, Kyle Filipowski, Kevin McCullar, Pelle Larsson, and KJ Simpson.” O’Connor wrote in his post on X.

Tatum reposted O’Connor’s post and mentioned in the caption that many teams would later regret not selecting Filipowski in the draft.

“Lot of teams gone regret passing up on Flip.” Tatum wrote in his post on X.

Tatum Warns Celtics: Passing on Filipowski Will Be a Mistake

Filipowski played two seasons at Duke, where he earned Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Week. Filipowski, who was named ACC Rookie of the Year, showcased great talent and fantastic shooting skills. However, his draft prospects were affected by his lack of athleticism. Tatum believes the Celtics will regret passing on Filipowski, as they chose Creighton guard Baylor Scheierman with their final first-round pick. Given that Boston won’t pick again until No. 54 overall, it is questionable whether Tatum and Filipowski will play together next year.

After the team won its 18th championship in the 2023-24 season, star player Tatum was interviewed about the challenges he faced during the playoffs. In response, the 26-year-old forward made hilarious statements regarding the opponent teams.

ESPN Analyst’s Comparison Between Spurs Draft Pick Stephon Castle & One NBA Star Has Everyone Divided on Social Media

Stephon Castle get Jrue Holiday comparisonStephon Castle (Image Source: Getty Images)

What’s better than one Jrue Holiday? Two Holidays, of course. Thankfully, the league is getting another copy of him, but not at the Celtics. Stephon Castle, the Spurs’ fourth-round pick, is being dubbed the new and improved version of Jrue Holiday, and it can only be good news for the San Antonio faithful.

According to ESPN’s Jay Bilas, Castle could be a “bigger Jrue Holiday.” During the live broadcast, Bilas said this about the Spurs rookie. Castle was already a top prospect coming into the draft, and the comparison with Holiday is certainly a big achievement on day one.

After an unsuccessful season, the Spurs realized they needed to work on their defensive game to achieve better results. Castle, one of the most skillful UConn guards, could help the franchise achieve its goals.

Castle failed to impress with his shooting, but in his college year, the 19-year-old showed improvement. On the flip side, with his marvelous defense, he can guard the rim well alongside the ROTY Victor Wembanyama. Hopefully, the Silver and Black franchise will be able to franchise their 22-60 record in the following season, with both of them displaying their masterclass on the hardwood.

Dan Hurley Reveals Optimism About Stephon Castle

Dan Hurley was one of the notable faces at Barclays Center on Wednesday night. The UConn HC was pridefully brimming when Castle’s name was called 4th overall.

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