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Hmm, I'm not sure that I agree with Pierce's assessment, there. Paul was a much better shooter and didn't travel on his step-back like Tatum does whenever the latter fades over his left shoulder (he changes his pivot foot from his right to his left every single time, whether it was in college or during the summer league, so I would like to think that he would be cited for that infraction immediately. It's like he's cheating with the Dirk one-legged fadeaway, lol, which is at least a borderline offensive foul, anyway, imo), although I do think that Jayson is already a much better post player than Pierce ever was. The major difference between them as of right now, imo, is that "Not Channing" is a black hole whenever he gets the ball, and while Pierce wasn't exactly Rondo in terms of passing, he did through a number of great ones over the years and I wouldn't say that everything ground to a halt whenever he had the ball in his hands, or maybe I'm misremembering. It'll be interesting to see if Tatum puts in the effort, defensively, as well, which, from my recollection, Pierce unfortunately never did until KG arrived, but then again I did miss the first six seasons of Paul's career, so there's that .
Tatum's game is interesting because he's got NBA moves and size, but to date his results haven't matched his talent.Tatum looks like a good shooter, but he's not there yet. I think he'll definitely get there, but as a rookie he might have some struggles.
I don't expect him to be very efficient or anything but he should definitely get his points. He can certainly create his own shot. The question will be how many minutes will he be getting on this team?
Quote from: Roy H. on September 22, 2017, 08:49:42 AMTatum's game is interesting because he's got NBA moves and size, but to date his results haven't matched his talent.Tatum looks like a good shooter, but he's not there yet. I think he'll definitely get there, but as a rookie he might have some struggles.You have to remember that he was injured the first part of the season. He said himself when he got back on the court he was trying to play catch up with all the other guys heading into the draft. So he didn't let the game flow and forced things. Once Coach K sat him a couple times he started to click that he had to let it come to him. And he played well in the second half and into the tourney.