Dallas Mavericks 2017 NBA Draft Big Board 4.0
Similar to Josh Jackson, at some point, you take the best talent available no matter the roster fit.
Tatum is a 6’8″ small forward who had somewhat of a quiet start to the season, but used the second half of the season to prove that he is worthy of a top five draft pick. Even though Duke was eliminated fairly early in the NCAA Tournament, Tatum had made his mark on the season and his draft stock before the tourney.
Sometimes compared to Danny Granger, Tatum is 1B to Josh Jackson as the best wing prospect in the draft. Weighing over 200 pounds and a wingspan of 6’11”, Tatum has the ability to matchup at multiple positions on the defensive end.
For his fit in Dallas, it would be similar to Jackson. He could come off the bench or play alongside of Harrison Barnes in the front court.
If the above players were off the board, it would be tough between Tatum and Monk, but Tatum simply has too much talent to let him pass by.