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Not to derail your thread but my outrageous comparison for Jaylen Brown is an more athletic Klay Thompson.
Not outrageous - I'm inclined to agree. I think he looks more Durant than Pierce, for what it's worth.QuoteNot to derail your thread but my outrageous comparison for Jaylen Brown is an more athletic Klay Thompson.I think Jaylen is more Jimmy Buckets than Klay. Not the sexy choice since it's been said a hundred times, but I'd be cool with Durant, Butler to go along with Kyrie, Al and Gordon
not to dump water on the Tatum could be Durant post but I have a couple observations. First let me say not a huge fan of pure player comps because very few players play the same role on offense and defense with the same physical tools and the same skill set. There have been a few exceptions namely Kobe so closely mimicking Jordan's game. Rather then looking for a pure comp (i posted this in the draft section as well) I like to find a player comparable role on offense, on defense, physical attributes, and skill set.I will say that Tatum could some day fill a Durant like offensive roleOn defense Durant has turned himself into a rim protecting 4, while Tatum blocks shots he is not a rim protector in the traditional penetration stopping sense of the role. I do think that Tatum will be a better 1 vs 1 perimeter defender then Durant if he keeps up his focus and intensity.Physically Durant is much bigger, sadly ESPN killed DX measurement data based so that reference is gone. However as I recall Durant was 6'10 with a 7'4 wingspan at draft time. reports are that he was grown and is now around 7'. (Team USA photos show he is taller then Boogie and AD). Tatum while still growing can into the league at 6'8 with a 7' wingspan. I will give it to you that he appears to have grown but I would cap at around 6'9 with 7'1" wingspan. In terms of physical comp I think Paul George is a better fit.In terms of Skill set I still like the Paul Pierce comp. His ability to score in pure isolation, post up and in the flow of the offense is reminiscent of a prime big 3 Pierce. He doesn't have the same strength as pierce so his moves are all more finesse based but the general idea is the same.Bottom Line I could see 2-3 from now Tatum as a 25ppg scorer starting in the All-Star game
Looking at what he's done as a rookie, knowing he's only 19, understanding that when we're talking about ceilings, we're talking about how good a guy reasonably can be, not necessarily will be, I'd say his ceiling is Kevin Durant and I don't see any reason, so far, he can't reach that ceiling.