Jayson Tatum - Contract extension - Mission Accomplished (now with more $$$$$)

Zereck

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Tatum calls himself Big Deuce as well, he has it tattooed on his hand.
 

nighthob

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And Laker, Sixer, and Maverick fans all call him Big Deuce Head. Can't really blame them, though.
 

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"hey wanna play this video game of my dad?"

(Bronny probably said that as some point too I suppose...)
 

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He said he'd be traded to the Lakers---that's an absolute horror story!

But ok, other than that, it's awfully awesome.
 

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No wonder Tatum was expecting and hoping for the Suns. Ryan McDonough smugly encouraging Josh Jackson to avoid the Celtics instead of Tatum might have averted Jayson becoming a Sun, Laker, and prophet.
 

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This might have been around the time of those Steve Nash/Mike D'Antoni 7 seconds or less Suns teams
Tatum would have been in 4th grade during the 2007-8 season. That was the end of the "7 seconds" run, with Shawn Marion being traded midseason for Shaq, and D'Antoni leaving for New York after the playoffs

Of course, if Tatum was going to be inspired by the great teams of that time, the Eastern Conference champ that year was also pretty good...


Trivia time: without looking it up, which former Celtics was used as salary filler and traded to Miami with Shawn Marion to match salaries for Shaq?
 

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Tatum would have been in 4th grade during the 2007-8 season. That was the end of the "7 seconds" run, with Shawn Marion being traded midseason for Shaq, and D'Antoni leaving for New York after the playoffs

Of course, if Tatum was going to be inspired by the great teams of that time, the Eastern Conference champ that year was also pretty good...


Trivia time: without looking it up, which former Celtics was used as salary filler and traded to Miami with Shawn Marion to match salaries for Shaq?
atkins?
 

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Tatum would have been in 4th grade during the 2007-8 season. That was the end of the "7 seconds" run, with Shawn Marion being traded midseason for Shaq, and D'Antoni leaving for New York after the playoffs

Of course, if Tatum was going to be inspired by the great teams of that time, the Eastern Conference champ that year was also pretty good...


Trivia time: without looking it up, which former Celtics was used as salary filler and traded to Miami with Shawn Marion to match salaries for Shaq?
Raef?
 

nighthob

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No wonder Tatum was expecting and hoping for the Suns. Ryan McDonough smugly encouraging Josh Jackson to avoid the Celtics instead of Tatum might have averted Jayson becoming a Sun, Laker, and prophet.
I don't think Boston had any intentions of drafting Jackson #1 (which was what Ainge said, that the guy they wanted would last until #3). I'm fairly certain that Ainge's interest in JJ was as a fallback plan in case the Lakers or Sixers came to their senses.
 

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I don't think Boston had any intentions of drafting Jackson #1 (which was what Ainge said, that the guy they wanted would last until #3). I'm fairly certain that Ainge's interest in JJ was as a fallback plan in case the Lakers or Sixers came to their senses.
But then he just wouldn't have done the #1 for #3 pick trade, right? If you're going to have pick #1, you gotta get your guy.
 

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I don't think Boston had any intentions of drafting Jackson #1 (which was what Ainge said, that the guy they wanted would last until #3). I'm fairly certain that Ainge's interest in JJ was as a fallback plan in case the Lakers or Sixers came to their senses.
I was thinking more, what if McDonaugh had fixated on Tatum instead of Jackson and convinced Tatum to not show?

I think Tatum was going to not even go either, till Coach K convinced him to work out for Boston.
 

nighthob

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But then he just wouldn't have done the #1 for #3 pick trade, right? If you're going to have pick #1, you gotta get your guy.
Right, but his exact quote at the time was "We believe the guy we want will still be there at three." So my assumption is that his interest in Jackson was due to his lack of interest in either guard.
 

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Tatum would have been in 4th grade during the 2007-8 season. That was the end of the "7 seconds" run, with Shawn Marion being traded midseason for Shaq, and D'Antoni leaving for New York after the playoffs

Of course, if Tatum was going to be inspired by the great teams of that time, the Eastern Conference champ that year was also pretty good...


Trivia time: without looking it up, which former Celtics was used as salary filler and traded to Miami with Shawn Marion to match salaries for Shaq?
Marcus Banks?