Jayson Tatum Needs His Own Thread

chilidawg

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He's got a mismatch there, so that's absolutely what he should do in that case. No mismatch it's often a different story.

Watched the highlights from last nights game and although his shot wasn't falling there were at least 3 instances that he attacked off the dribble and drew the defense, didn't convert, but it meant an easy put back for Turner.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKFQs1jo_6s
 

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He's got a mismatch there, so that's absolutely what he should do in that case. No mismatch it's often a different story.

Watched the highlights from last nights game and although his shot wasn't falling there were at least 3 instances that he attacked off the dribble and drew the defense, didn't convert, but it meant an easy put back for Turner.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKFQs1jo_6s
It’s noteworthy that his increased strength is giving him more of those mismatches, and letting him attack them in a more bullying manner.
 

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What's a 5 letter word for "N.B.A. phenom Jayson"?

Our boy reached NYTimes crossword puzzle status.
 
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lovegtm

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ESPN story on how Tatum is trying to shed the Kobe training: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27795809/the-de-kobeing-jayson-tatum-begun

At least he figured out the problem:

Shedding all the iso crap and going to the basket more is exactly what he needs. Seems like he's got that figured out.
Hearing it from a different, respected voice (Pop) also seems to have helped too. I think we sometimes forget that the dude would be entering his senior year in college right now: he's really young, and things take time.
 

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Shedding all the iso crap and going to the basket more is exactly what he needs. Seems like he's got that figured out.
I think the biggest issue is gaining confidence in shooting off the dribble treys. He clearly didn't have that confidence and when people ran him at the line he was ducking under and shooting from 3-5 steps in. So if he's confident now shooting off slide steps et al, that's going to be huge for his game. He still needs another 15 lbs of muscle to round out his drive game.