2016 — Ben Simmons (#1 pick)
Ben Simmons leads a relatively lackluster 2016 draft class in most counting stats despite missing his entire first season in the league. In his first year on the court, Simmons averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists a game while defending at an All Defense level.
Simmons is already an All Star in year two, and he’s really unlike any player we’ve seen. Simmons passes like a point guard, rebounds like a power forward, and shoots like a traditional center — that is, not at all. He’s such a unique player it’s hard to know exactly what he’ll become, but any team would be happy to have the opportunity to find out.