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Re: Tanguay: I might not trade Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2018, 11:03:19 PM »

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Tatum for Davis.

Obviously there is filler, but who cares? Tatum for Davis.

Both transcendent players.

Tatum isnít there yet. Thatís got to be factored into the equation.

Iíd like to think that Paul Pierce is his most likely scenario, but is that true?

Tatum could quite easily be better than pierce.

Can we just let this young man live his career before we put unnecessary expectations first.. that's a very bold statement. Pierce has been one of the most underappreciated stars of his entire career.

Sure, but we're discussing his potential on an internet forum which he'll never read. So who cares what our expectations are. He could be better than Pierce. He has the tools and more speed and athleticism. Its completely conceivable.

I don't say that lightly. Paul was my favourite player ever.
I must be getting old because Pierce is only my 4th favorite Celtic after Bird, Havlicek and McHale.

Must say though, Tatum has the potential to bust into that top 4. Time will tell but he has that type of potential.

See I only go back to McHale/Bird, but there is still Havlicek & Bill Russell ahead at least, and JoJo White is up here in the top 5-7 conversation as well. That might put Pierce outside the Celtics all time top-5.

Tatum is special smooth with the ball though. Comes natural.  And he rebounds and can defend, too.
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Re: Tanguay: I might not trade Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis
« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2018, 10:07:09 AM »

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Due to the premium of 3 point shooting and athletic players with length in today's game, isn't Tatum a great combination of both. It is like NBA scientists went to a lab before the draft, and developed Jayson.

Don't get me wrong, I love Anthony Davis, but he plays a position that the league seems to be moving away from offensively. The only reason I would want Davis is for his rebounding and defense.

Due to having to match salaries in the trade, I feel like a package that includes Tatum, provides more bang for your buck than Davis.

Re: Tanguay: I might not trade Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis
« Reply #122 on: January 10, 2018, 10:23:35 AM »

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Due to the premium of 3 point shooting and athletic players with length in today's game, isn't Tatum a great combination of both. It is like NBA scientists went to a lab before the draft, and developed Jayson.
Davis is shooting 37% from three this year. I'm pretty confident that he can take a much greater volume too, but the Pelicans have Boogie be the spacing big from deep.

Re: Tanguay: I might not trade Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis
« Reply #123 on: January 10, 2018, 10:24:58 AM »

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Due to the premium of 3 point shooting and athletic players with length in today's game, isn't Tatum a great combination of both. It is like NBA scientists went to a lab before the draft, and developed Jayson.

Don't get me wrong, I love Anthony Davis, but he plays a position that the league seems to be moving away from offensively. The only reason I would want Davis is for his rebounding and defense.

The league will never move away from Davisí skill set.

26 points, 10 rebounds on 56% FG% / 37% 3PT% / .582 eFG% / .640 TS%. He gets to the line 8 times per game, is a decent passer, and is a borderline-elite defender.

With Kyrie, Hayward and Jaylen, Davis is pretty much the best fit possible.

A trade isnít practical this season, but if we could do something next year for Tatum + Morris + resigned DPE player, Iíd drive Tatum to the airport.



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Re: Tanguay: I might not trade Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis
« Reply #124 on: January 10, 2018, 10:40:02 AM »

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Tatum for Davis.

Obviously there is filler, but who cares? Tatum for Davis.

Both transcendent players.

Tatum isnít there yet. Thatís got to be factored into the equation.

Iíd like to think that Paul Pierce is his most likely scenario, but is that true?

Tatum could quite easily be better than pierce.
Imagine a 6'9 version of Paul Pierce that could legitimately see time at PF. Scary.

Of course, Tatum still has ways to go before he's close to Pierce's playmaking ability, but there's no reason this shouldn't come with time.
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Re: Tanguay: I might not trade Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis
« Reply #125 on: January 10, 2018, 10:42:50 AM »

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Due to the premium of 3 point shooting and athletic players with length in today's game, isn't Tatum a great combination of both. It is like NBA scientists went to a lab before the draft, and developed Jayson.

Don't get me wrong, I love Anthony Davis, but he plays a position that the league seems to be moving away from offensively. The only reason I would want Davis is for his rebounding and defense.

The league will never move away from Davisí skill set.

26 points, 10 rebounds on 56% FG% / 37% 3PT% / .582 eFG% / .640 TS%. He gets to the line 8 times per game, is a decent passer, and is a borderline-elite defender.

With Kyrie, Hayward and Jaylen, Davis is pretty much the best fit possible.

A trade isnít practical this season, but if we could do something next year for Tatum + Morris + resigned DPE player, Iíd drive Tatum to the airport.

I like Davis. I probably wouldn't trade Tatum for him (as a fan with green-tinted glasses), but I like Davis.

However, I disagree with the narrative that he is a borderline elite defender. He was elite in college and came into the NBA with that reputation, but few stats indicate he has even had elite stretches in his career. His first few years he was an average defender. These last two years he has been above average to good.

Part of that might be that he puts so much energy into offense that he has none left for defense, but its still worth a note.

His passing is average (decent as you say). That's not a plus quality, it's just not a negative quality.

Still 26 and 12 with great efficiency and the potential for good defense is awesome.
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