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I'm not even sure what the comp is. Just the size, strength, and outside shooting combined with that footwork and athleticism/defense. He is playing with such determination this season.
 

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Smart, the most negatively Tweeted NBA player, has 18 points on 7-16 from the field with nine assists, five steals, one block, one board and a lot of Marcus moments. Shooting aside, he is having a great start to the year.
 

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I'm not even sure what the comp is. Just the size, strength, and outside shooting combined with that footwork and athleticism/defense. He is playing with such determination this season.
Not really the same, but Dunan'seque. Not necessarily the best at any one feature, but very very good at everytning.

IOW: fu Kobe
 

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Nice to see Saddiq Bey missing some shots against Boston for once.
 

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C's showed some real mental toughness to win this one. Would have been so easy for them to let down.
 

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I'm not even sure what the comp is. Just the size, strength, and outside shooting combined with that footwork and athleticism/defense. He is playing with such determination this season.
I was thinking about this, but honestly Durant is pretty close, where Durant has more touch but Tatum is stronger going to the rim
 

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You know what’s better than five in a row? Six in a row of course. Punk the Pistons!
I think I might play Vonleh over Griffin right now. The guy just can't jump or box out, it seems.
back to back, this will be a great win if they get it
Tatum is going to have to play a lot of minutes in this one for the C's to win, I suspect.
Need to go to PP. need some energy
Just highlighting some of the best of the gamethread
 

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I have nothing to add other than this team seems to finally be acting like contenders. Tatum going out and dominating a weaker team short handed on a back to back is legit stuff.
 

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They are similar in that they are big guys who can handle the ball and are snipers from deep, but PG never shot better than 68% within 3 feet, outside of this season so far, at 71%. Tatum has shot 74% the last two seasons, and 81% so far this year. He does it much more often than PG as well, he’s just a much more physically imposing player.

I think Tatum is a really tough comp, because he’s a little bit of a lot of superstars. As far as his overall caliber, I’d say the answer is somewhere between prime PG and KD.