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I always argued that Tatums's floor was Paul George and his ceiling is Kevin Durant.For brown it's floor Jimmy Butler and ceiling Kawhi Leonard.
Quote from: MasterEmile on January 11, 2018, 04:17:51 PMI always argued that Tatums's floor was Paul George and his ceiling is Kevin Durant.For brown it's floor Jimmy Butler and ceiling Kawhi Leonard.I think we have a very different definition of “floor”.What was, say, Tyreke Evans’ floor after his rookie year?
It’s not outrageous. A few people here actually have had the same player comparison of Durant. I agree 100% that he can reach the Durant level. For this reason, Tatum must be untouchable in trade offers. Imagine the looks Tatum will get when Hayward comes arrive
He is special.I watched him take over the game today in the 3rd. He's done this several times now this season.I saw Pierce do this back in the day.He doesn't (as yet) seem to be as good a facilitator as PP was but this will surely come for him.He seems to play within the game and I know he's still trying to learn it - which is scary (for our opponents).Our nightmare 2-4 lineup of JB, GH and JT will be devastating for opponents. This is not even taking into account Big Al and Kyrie.Coach Brad Steven's goal of Position-less Basketball is coming to fruition.But yeah Durant comparisons as well as our own PP is warranted.
Clyde Drexler was a great comp someone came up with in another thread.Seems super stupid to compare Butler, George, and Durant in the same breath. They are all entirely unique players, and this is undoubted a case of recency bias interacting with everyone's dreams for what he could become..Tatum definitely has a 70's/80's game. Julius Erving springs to mind too.Any old-timers out there who Tatum reminds them of?