2017 — Jayson Tatum over Markelle Fultz
This would have been a no brainer last summer, so let’s not be a prisoner of the moment and throw baby Tatum out with the endless iso jumper bath water. It’s been a weird Celtics season, but Tatum still looks like one of the best young wings in the league.
He’s a good defender with a smooth and complete offensive game, an incredible scorer for a guy that just turned 21 less than a month ago. Go ahead and make your case for a lead handler like De’Aaron Fox or Donovan Mitchell, but two way wings like Tatum fit on any team and are impossible to find. I’ll tell you who you won’t be picking #1 again: Markelle Fultz.