Catchall wrote:An argument can be made for taking Jackson over Fultz. But if the Celtcs take Tatum at #3, they've clearly dropped a tier. I get some of the logic. Power wings are dominating the league. But passing on a guard whose floor is probably Damian Lillard just because you've already got a couple undersized guards would be a pretty shoddy decision. This is going to become obvious the first time IT tries to guard him.
People fall in love with Athleticism way too much. I don't think it can be overstated that Jackson is already a year or more older than most other prospects in this draft. Tatum may not have the tools to be as good defensively as Jackson but he's definitely a more complete and NBA ready offensive player. As for Jackson, well we see over and over again players with great tools playing poor defense in the NBA.