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Post by bobheckler on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:29 pm

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Celtics Sign Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic



Posted: Jul 01, 2017



By Boston Celtics |  @Celtics
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July 1, 2017




BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed 2017 first round draft pick Jayson Tatum and 2016 first round draft pick Ante Zizic.

Tatum, selected third overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.35 steals, 1.14 blocked shots and 33.3 minutes in 29 games (27 starts) in his lone season at Duke. During his single season at Duke he set a single-season record with six games of at least 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. The 19-year-old Missouri native ranked second on his team and second among ACC freshmen in both points and rebounds en route to being named Third Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2016-17. He was named as one of the five final candidates for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. As a senior at Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis, Missouri he was named as the 2016 Gatorade Boys National Player of the Year.

Zizic, selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, competed internationally with Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in Turkey and KK Cibona Zagreb in Croatia last season. He played in a total of five different competitions last season; the Euroleague, Basketball Champions League, Adriatic League, the Turkish BSL and the Croatian A-1 league and played a total of 65 games. He appeared in 21 games for Darussafaka Dogus in the Turkish BSL where he averaged 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and shot 68.8 percent from the field in 17.8 minutes per game. He also appeared in 20 games for Darussafaka Dogus in the Euroleague, helping them to a quarter-finals appearance against Real Madrid. In those 20 games in the Euroleague, Zizic averaged 9.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 64.9 percent from the field. He had his highest scoring average per game in the Adriatic League for KK Cibona where he averaged 20.0 points and 9.2 rebounds while blocking 1.23 shots per game. He was named as the 2015-16 Adriatic League Top Prospect which is given to the league’s best young player, aged 22 or under. Previous winners of this award include current NBA players Nikola Jokic and Daric Saric.




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Re: Celtics Officially Sign Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic

Post by KyleCleric on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:45 pm

Good. Now we know those 2 players will be with the team at least through December

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:50 pm

Two young, rich millionaires. Gee, what a heartache! What to buy first??
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Post by dboss on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:53 pm

Happy for those guys.

The team has been upgraded even though they are just rookies.

We have seen that the system in place is great for young guys to develop.

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Post by ginoc on Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:02 pm

Can't wait to see them play in the Summer League.

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Post by mulcogiseng on Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:06 pm

Celtics just signed Daniel Theis to a two year contract.
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Post by bobheckler on Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:29 pm

mulcogiseng wrote:Celtics just signed Daniel Theis to a two year contract.


Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg
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The 6-foot-9 Theis averaged 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 19.7 min per game in Euroleague last season. Shot 41% on 3s. twitter.com/wojespn/status…
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MY NOTE:  This comes out to 17.6 points/36mpg, 8.44 rebounds/36mpg, 1.65 blks/36mpg.  By comparison, Jonas Jerebko played 15.8mpg last year (so we're comparing players of comparable usage and not starters vs bench) and averaged 8.7 points/36, 7.9 rebounds/36 and .5 blocks/36.  I realize that Jonas provided energy and a lot intangibles that are not statistically measurable but if Theis, who is 25 years old (vs 29 for Jerebko) can do comparable work for us for less money I'm happy.


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Post by bobheckler on Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:31 pm

Also, interestingly, Yabby has not been signed.  Tatum, of course, but Zizic and no Yabby?  Maybe another year of Euro-stashing for Yabby, or are they just waiting until camp so they can see how sharp he is without summer league and coming off of surgery?


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Post by cowens/oldschool on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:08 pm

I don't know why so many pundits label Tatum as unathletic, to me he looks like Grant Hill with a jumper and post up game. Very fluid and instinctive scorer playing at one of the highest levels of college competition.
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Post by fierce on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:10 pm

cowens/oldschool wrote:I don't know why so many pundits label Tatum as unathletic, to me he looks like Grant Hill with a jumper and post up game. Very fluid and instinctive scorer playing at one of the highest levels of college competition.

That's just ridiculous.

Anyone who saw Tatum play last year for Duke will never say Tatum lacks athleticism.
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Post by dboss on Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:26 am

bobheckler wrote:
mulcogiseng wrote:Celtics just signed Daniel Theis to a two year contract.


Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg
about 7 minutes ago
The 6-foot-9 Theis averaged 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 19.7 min per game in Euroleague last season. Shot 41% on 3s. twitter.com/wojespn/status…
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MY NOTE:  This comes out to 17.6 points/36mpg, 8.44 rebounds/36mpg, 1.65 blks/36mpg.  By comparison, Jonas Jerebko played 15.8mpg last year (so we're comparing players of comparable usage and not starters vs bench) and averaged 8.7 points/36, 7.9 rebounds/36 and .5 blocks/36.  I realize that Jonas provided energy and a lot intangibles that are not statistically measurable but if Theis, who is 25 years old (vs 29 for Jerebko) can do comparable work for us for less money I'm happy.


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The German guy is better the Jonas. I was never a fan of Jonas but he sort of grew on me like a 3 day old beard.
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Re: Celtics Officially Sign Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic

Post by cowens/oldschool on Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:54 am

dboss wrote:
bobheckler wrote:
mulcogiseng wrote:Celtics just signed Daniel Theis to a two year contract.


Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg
about 7 minutes ago
The 6-foot-9 Theis averaged 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 19.7 min per game in Euroleague last season. Shot 41% on 3s. twitter.com/wojespn/status…
reply retweet like



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MY NOTE:  This comes out to 17.6 points/36mpg, 8.44 rebounds/36mpg, 1.65 blks/36mpg.  By comparison, Jonas Jerebko played 15.8mpg last year (so we're comparing players of comparable usage and not starters vs bench) and averaged 8.7 points/36, 7.9 rebounds/36 and .5 blocks/36.  I realize that Jonas provided energy and a lot intangibles that are not statistically measurable but if Theis, who is 25 years old (vs 29 for Jerebko) can do comparable work for us for less money I'm happy.


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The German guy is better the Jonas.  I was never a fan of Jonas but he sort of grew on me like a 3 day old beard.


I know nothing of Theis, you actually saw him play dboss?
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