April 9, 2019, 11:28 pmJayson TatumF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum (left shin contusion) missed Tuesday’s finale but still posted top-70/60 value in 8/9-cat in a successful sophomore season.
Tatum only missed three games (shin, shoulder, back) and helped steady a Celtics group that missed chunks of time from their other important players. He shot it less efficiently than he did as a rookie (down to .450 from .475), though most of that can be explained by an expected dip in his 3-point percentage, down from .434 in year one to .374 this time around. All of his other stats increased and he survived the return of Gordon Hayward very well. Tatum may not be the second coming that he was touted as last season, but he’s got a high floor and plenty of ceiling left to get to. With a line of 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.5 threes per game, expect to spend a middle-round selection on Tatum in upcoming drafts. You might have to go higher if a certain rumor comes to fruition, too.