- Sep 27, 2004
As expected, Tatum was the choice. Let the prognostications start. Did PP the First just land the Celtics PP the Second?
Tatum possesses feel and fluidity at the highest level, and he’s still a pretty good athlete to match. So many players enter the league with a loose handle, but at just 19, Tatum displays advanced maneuvers you’d expect from a long-time pro. If you took every freshman prospect this century and graded them on their footwork at the same age, Tatum would rank in an extremely high percentile. He’s not a springy athlete, but he’s fluid with a quick first step. His body control allows him to twist, bend, and contort his body while attacking. Tatum is silky smooth.
Love stinks! I'll trade our 3 second rounders for him
If I go from waking up dreaming about Porzingis in green, to going to bed having Kevin Love in green, I may not turn on NBA news for 2 months.
Scal was convinced they were taking Jackson.
No. Porter has no handle and wouldn't be the player he is if he didn't have Wall and Beal break down defenses for him (although he's okay with one-on-one defense).Otto Porter 2.0?
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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19711028/2017-nba-draft-boston-celtics-take-jayson-tatum-no-3-overall-pickTatum has compared his game, at times, to Paul Pierce, which should endear him quickly to Boston fans. Asked for a current NBA comparison, Tatum picked a player that the Celtics had interest in at February's trade deadline.
"My favorite player right now would be Paul George," Tatum said. "That's somebody I look up to and that I enjoy watching play."
That's still not as embarrassing as this:Fultz is wearing 2 watches and a suit that doesn't fit.
Porzingis gets his value from the fact that he is both an elite rim protector and a floor spacer. That is incredibly valuable because it allows his team to use him as a stretch five. Meanwhile Kevin Love needs defensive protection and ideally operates offensively in of areas on the floor where her can grab offensive rebounds.He has a lot of the same skills as KP and would be a great fit on a Stevens team.