I trust that all three of these guys are intelligent, thoughtful and well researched journalists. So, if their conclusion is so up in the air on these two (Jackson/Tatum) and the potential upside is murky, than why is there so much value placed on these picks?!?! If reports are true and the Bulls wanted the #3 pick for Jimmy Butler than why would you not do it? Is age difference and contract situation that big of a deal? Do they C’s not think they could talk him into resigning?
Numbers have been thrown around about the % of all-stars drafted at each position. #3 slot was less than 50% (maybe less than 40%). I can almost guarantee you that Jimmy Butler will be an all-star for the next 4–7 years. Why is this a hard decision? Proven commodity should win out over unknown asset any day of the week.