It’s time for us to take a good look at the 2018 NBA Draft class.
The number one game of that draft class picked Deandre Ayton and Trai Young’s meteoric rise as an NBA playoff superstar completely changed the thought process of how many people saw players in this class.
A year ago, many would have seen it as a luca draft. While Young was good in Atlanta, he wasn’t consistently winning enough to turn heads. Ayton was not nearly the player he developed after this season and Jaren Jackson Jr. has been legit, but he has struggled with injuries throughout his career.
This post season has opened our eyes to so much talent in this draft class that we have to start considering it as one of the darkest of the last decade.
And not to mention players who haven’t even made it to the playoffs this year but are still there during the regular season like Colin Sexton, Gary Trent Jr., Shai Gilgius-Alexander, Miles Bridges and Devonte Graham to name a few. .
When we look back at the draft of that decade, the class of 2011 will be in its own orbit for now. You can’t argue with Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler, and Kyrie Irving.
But there could be an argument for the second best draft class of the last decade competing with the 2017 class in the 2018 class that gave us Jason Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, and Bam Adebayo and the 2016 class that gave us Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown, Jamal Murray , and Brandon Ingram. Luca already has the best player of any of those in the 2018 class and you could argue that the latter selections in 2018 have better players.
If everything proceeds the way it should, the 2018 class will have a profound impact on the league for the next 10 to 15 seasons.
The 2018 class is nothing to play with – these guys can surround for real.
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