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Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:02:09 PM »

Offline triboy16f

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-Dick Vitale has said Tatum should go #1
-CBS has Celtics picking Tatum at #1 due to the Celtics already having IT4, AB etc.

-- why is Tatum considered to be a better prospect than Fultz?


Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 11:09:40 PM »

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I'm a fan of Tatum.  I could make an argument why he should be the second pick.  He's a tall wing who can score at all levels and score in isolation using experienced veteran moves that he's already using.  He reminds me of Pierce.   That said, without a doubt, Fultz is the pick.

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 12:02:49 AM »

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AB has to go no matter who you pick(you can't give both max..)
and Tatum's problem is his ahteletism/strengh and complete game compared to PP

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 12:03:09 AM »

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Flutz is the pick. He has that Herky jerky Paul Pierce game. Flutz is so far of anyone else in this draft in game development it's scary and he's the youngest guy at the top of the draft. Same beautiful change of pace and the PP spin move. He's going to be a bucket getter like Pierce and his outside shot is beautiful. He's shooting 40% from 3 with guys right up in his grill. He's driving on multiple defenders and getting to the rim or pulling up for that quick little jumper. Fultz has all those little moves like an NBA vet that keep defenders off balance. When I watch those Fultz highlights he moves like Paul Pierce did and It's the pick PP gave The Celtics so I can think of no one better to pick.

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:53:45 AM »

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I'm a fan of Tatum.  I could make an argument why he should be the second pick.  He's a tall wing who can score at all levels and score in isolation using experienced veteran moves that he's already using.  He reminds me of Pierce.   That said, without a doubt, Fultz is the pick.

What about Tatums defensive potential? Compared to Fultz?

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 08:55:45 AM »

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Flutz is the pick. He has that Herky jerky Paul Pierce game. Flutz is so far of anyone else in this draft in game development it's scary and he's the youngest guy at the top of the draft. Same beautiful change of pace and the PP spin move. He's going to be a bucket getter like Pierce and his outside shot is beautiful. He's shooting 40% from 3 with guys right up in his grill. He's driving on multiple defenders and getting to the rim or pulling up for that quick little jumper. Fultz has all those little moves like an NBA vet that keep defenders off balance. When I watch those Fultz highlights he moves like Paul Pierce did and It's the pick PP gave The Celtics so I can think of no one better to pick.
Flutz?  Haha, I'm dying laughing.  Don't know if it was intentional, but TP either way.

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 09:00:16 AM »

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I'm a fan of Tatum.  I could make an argument why he should be the second pick.  He's a tall wing who can score at all levels and score in isolation using experienced veteran moves that he's already using.  He reminds me of Pierce.   That said, without a doubt, Fultz is the pick.

What about Tatums defensive potential? Compared to Fultz?

I think they were pretty similar last year in that neither really seemed to give max effort on that side of the ball.  I think Fultz has much better potential for his position.  He'll be one of the most athletic guys at his position with great size.  Tatum will have good size at the 3, but only average athletically.

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 09:06:32 AM »

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I'm a fan of Tatum.  I could make an argument why he should be the second pick.  He's a tall wing who can score at all levels and score in isolation using experienced veteran moves that he's already using.  He reminds me of Pierce.   That said, without a doubt, Fultz is the pick.

What about Tatums defensive potential? Compared to Fultz?

I think they were pretty similar last year in that neither really seemed to give max effort on that side of the ball.  I think Fultz has much better potential for his position.  He'll be one of the most athletic guys at his position with great size.  Tatum will have good size at the 3, but only average athletically.

I wonder then why Vitale , CBS for example thinks Tatum should go #1.

Vitale has been around a long time...so what he says shouldnt be totally discounted

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 09:09:26 AM »

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they don't know what they're talking about.

If Danny Ainge took Tatum over Fultz me and thousands of other Celtics fans would hunt him down with pitchforks and fire and make him pay.
In other words, there is zero chance that Ainge drafts anyone over Fultz in this draft, letalone drafting Tatum over Fultz.

CBS and Vitale are just out of touch.
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Read that last line again. One more time.

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 09:14:40 AM »

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they don't know what they're talking about.

If Danny Ainge took Tatum over Fultz me and thousands of other Celtics fans would hunt him down with pitchforks and fire and make him pay.
In other words, there is zero chance that Ainge drafts anyone over Fultz in this draft, letalone drafting Tatum over Fultz.

CBS and Vitale are just out of touch.

I agree.... But then again when you look at plays like below... You pause for a sec... If Tatum was just a little more aggressive he would of had a better freshman year

https://youtu.be/z8fXpxx-aCY

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
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I'm a fan of Tatum.  I could make an argument why he should be the second pick.  He's a tall wing who can score at all levels and score in isolation using experienced veteran moves that he's already using.  He reminds me of Pierce.   That said, without a doubt, Fultz is the pick.

What about Tatums defensive potential? Compared to Fultz?

I think they were pretty similar last year in that neither really seemed to give max effort on that side of the ball.  I think Fultz has much better potential for his position.  He'll be one of the most athletic guys at his position with great size.  Tatum will have good size at the 3, but only average athletically.

I wonder then why Vitale , CBS for example thinks Tatum should go #1.

Vitale has been around a long time...so what he says shouldnt be totally discounted

Vitale said he hasn't seen any of Fultz's games and has only seen highlights.

Vitale didn't even have Fultz in his top three (Tatum, Jackson, Ball).


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Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 09:18:42 AM »

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I'm a fan of Tatum.  I could make an argument why he should be the second pick.  He's a tall wing who can score at all levels and score in isolation using experienced veteran moves that he's already using.  He reminds me of Pierce.   That said, without a doubt, Fultz is the pick.

What about Tatums defensive potential? Compared to Fultz?

I think they were pretty similar last year in that neither really seemed to give max effort on that side of the ball.  I think Fultz has much better potential for his position.  He'll be one of the most athletic guys at his position with great size.  Tatum will have good size at the 3, but only average athletically.

I wonder then why Vitale , CBS for example thinks Tatum should go #1.

Vitale has been around a long time...so what he says shouldnt be totally discounted

I'm a big fan of Tatum and have been talking him up for the past season, largely because I didn't want to get my hopes up for Fultz when we only had a 25% chance of getting him. 

Vitale has certainly called a lot more Duke games than Washington games so I'm not surprised that that's his take.  He's not a serious scout on these matters.

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 09:19:10 AM »

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Slightly off topic but how does Tatum compare to Michael Porter?

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 09:21:06 AM »

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I like Tatum, but he needs to add serious muscle. Fultz is the pick if you keep it. Jaylen is the future at SF. Jaylen already has the body for the position and you've already seen his development throughout the season

Re: Tatum fans: Sell me drafting Tatum over Fultz
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 09:30:37 AM »

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I'm a fan of Tatum.  I could make an argument why he should be the second pick.  He's a tall wing who can score at all levels and score in isolation using experienced veteran moves that he's already using.  He reminds me of Pierce.   That said, without a doubt, Fultz is the pick.

What about Tatums defensive potential? Compared to Fultz?

I think they were pretty similar last year in that neither really seemed to give max effort on that side of the ball.  I think Fultz has much better potential for his position.  He'll be one of the most athletic guys at his position with great size.  Tatum will have good size at the 3, but only average athletically.

I wonder then why Vitale , CBS for example thinks Tatum should go #1.

Vitale has been around a long time...so what he says shouldnt be totally discounted

Vitale said he hasn't seen any of Fultz's games and has only seen highlights.

Vitale didn't even have Fultz in his top three (Tatum, Jackson, Ball).

This draft reminds me of 2008 - 2009 drafts free for all

I just hope Fultz doesnt end up becoming a Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordons while you miss out on the likes of Russell Westbrook or Derozan
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