A decade of drafts: Re-drafting the 2018 NBA Draft

5th pick: Jaren Jackson Jr.

Jaren Jackson has dropped from four to five here, but that’s not a reflection of a disappointing start to his NBA career, it shows just how much talent there was in 2018.

He has been, to use a clichéd metaphor, the Robin to Ja Morant’s Batman. Jackson has proven himself as a floor spacer, and already showcased a versatile offensive game.

Jackson is one of the higher floor players in this class. He’s already an above-average four, and will likely get more minutes at the five in the future if he can improve on the boards.

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